I strongly suggest that you use start to utilize your best judgement because there are people out there who want you to hear what they want you to hear.
Has anyone ever not wanted someone to hear what they wanted them to hear? This is dribble.
I never said that we shouldn't get our information from them. I believe that we should also get our information from sources other than them.
Exactly! We should get our information from where they get their information, the universe. That's the beauty of scientific inquiry, you can always check someone's claim against the real world. If it doesn't measure up, then it is easily dismissed.
I certainly hope your other sources don't receive their information from a source YOU can't directly test. If that's the case, then they sound like the typical con man who's only evidence for their claim is "Just trust me".
Edited by Michamus, : typo, geesh, one of those nights.
I think that a guiding line when getting your information is if the source of your information wants you to alter your behavior.
What about a cardiologist saying you should eat less salty, fatty foods?
I see where you are coming from, but in my above mentioned scenario, you would be able to independently obtain the data on the effects of salty, fatty foods on your cardiovascular system. This is what defines the difference as you ACCEPT what independently verified information there is on the subject, rather than simply believe your cardiologist's claims.