From The Atlantic: Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science - Magazine - The Atlantic A couple years back when I was getting interested in nutrition I remember burning the midnight oil reading various medical and nutrition studies. After committing a lot of time to doing this, I would always run into a lot of contradictory evidence and what seemed to me like questionable science. Slowly, I began to become more and more skeptical of everything I read. Richard Feynman once said that he was always skeptical of many scientists who seemed to easily come up with new theories and solutions because he knew how hard it was to get things right (the endless and meticulous retesting and rechecking and questioning of one's results). This article seems to confirm my suspicion that there really is an awful lot of bad science out there, and that there's a lot of processes and factors perverting the scientific method which should be acknowledged and examined.