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N7fury 23 points ago +23 / -0

Forbes actually wrote an article that people should not do their own research. I kid you not

The reason is simple: most of us, even those of us who are scientists ourselves, lack the relevant scientific expertise needed to adequately evaluate that research on our own.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2020/07/30/you-must-not-do-your-own-research-when-it-comes-to-science/?sh=2dbced535ea6

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Tellman125 10 points ago +11 / -1

brb, getting a bunch of science degrees!! You know, that Forbes reporters with English and Journalism degree DON'T have.

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Friendly_B 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yeah, there was a phase a few weeks back when Leftists on social media were insulting non-Leftists by calling them "researchers." I couldn't believe it was really happening. "You must be one of those 'researchers.' "

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BillsmafiaGG 2 points ago +2 / -0

Well, aside from not knowing what the “frontiers [of his] knowledge *is,” the author is almost correct.

He assumes that doing your own research is always attached to a goal of overturning whole fields of science.

He discounts the fact that some people do their own research with the goal of informing their individual decision-making based on their own situation. Maybe your research uncovers a fact that applies to you, you ask your doctor, and your doctor makes an informed recommendation that is not perfectly aligned with “the consensus.”

Faulty premises = faulty conclusion. Boo-hoo Forbes.