I’ve just seen a Tweet by Andrew Neil the broadcaster referring to the growing problem of age and how the portion the population that will reach the grand old age of 100 is going to increase exponentially over the next 50 years. The primes of studies released today state that my generation will, if not already due to unemployment, become a greater burden on the public coffers. The point he was making is that we are regularly told that our latest generations are over weight and with obesity on the rise, this generation is the first in recorded history where our children are less healthy than the previous generation and to that out of choice. So what information do we believe?
From my point of view and this is going to sound like a contradiction considering the start of the sentence. The science community is largely sponsorship/funded by the public purse. Surely this constance release of conflicting information and educated points of view would better serve the public as advice if it was released in a more coherent manor.
Ultimately, all we a allowing to happen with the constant release of dubious results, is burden the general public. Primarily with the responsibility of code breaking what is seemingly a diluted amount of conflicting information. The risk is, what has the study that we have all, in some way paid for, genuinely discovered and that scientists across all opinions can agree as fact.
Like most I am just numb to new data about how to lead my life and am forever greatfull that I managed to wake up this morning net alone getting out of bed. Well off the sofa where I fell asleep last night!
Perhaps scientific disclosures should come with a health warning like a packet of cigarettes. “Reading this could cause you to have bad, misplaced opinions”.