Zeno's Paradox
While critical thinking may not make up for a lack of knowledge, it is essential for gaining knowledge.
Sunday, August 06, 2006:  
Critical Thinking:
Gullible AP writer gets duped into promoting a useless gadget. Gullible news agencies help promote the scam: "Magnet gadget aims to boost wine's attraction" by Michelle Locke
"All that magnetic field is doing is separating you from your money," says Ball...
Luckily, there are others that aren't so gullible or desperate to get out such a poorly written story:
Wine Magnets and Other Scams About to Hit Our Shores
One Million Dollars Offered In Response To Our Wine Scam Article

And, again, Chris Mooney nicely addressed journalists' laziness when researching such articles as Locke's:
Blinded By Science: How ‘Balanced’ Coverage Lets the Scientific Fringe Hijack Reality

    -  Ron  7:50 PM

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