Saturday, April 13, 2013
This Muzzling Madness
Open letter to MP Mark Strahl
Submitted by Myrtle Macdonald, Chilliwack
ere is an outstanding open and sincere evaluation of the threats on democracy that our federal government is both inadvertently allowing, and even deliberately doing.
I also point out that unfortunately many people who have not studied science and research methodology, tend to undervalue the findings of scientific research. They do not realize how carefully and systematically it is conducted and how rigorous peer evaluation is, before it is allowed to be published. They do not know which scientific journals are truly scientific and which are popular semi-fiction. They have not noticed in the recommendations at the end of a science report, that the word "proved" is never claimed by the researcher.
Rather the words used are "This study suggests that........", even when proof seems obvious. The reason is that always there are some variables that have not been researched in the study.
Some gaps may
have some to light during the study, and others will probably/
hopefully be discovered later. Replication of the study in different
locations or circumstances, is always recommended. The first study
in a chosen area is usually qualitative. After enough subcategories
have been identified, subsequent studies can be quantitative.
At the end, or beginning of each day, the researchers tabulate what they have observed. Gradually, day by day patterns emerge and begin to be arranged under headings. Interconnections are observed.
This was called
Grounded Theory in my graduate studies. Assumptions are recognized
and gradually identified as not relevant at all, or which seem to be
true to some extent. Notice that the findings are tentative, and
that they evolve as more data are collected.
Those scientists and administrators who compromise so as to agree with the industry's policies, are given promotions they are not qualified for, so they may not realize the products are either unsafe or not properly verified as safe. Seeing only the benefits and being unaware of the dangers, they may sincerely promote their sale.
Some of these
deceived but influential people are flattered by the industry into
applying for civil service government jobs at high levels in food,
health, agricultural, mining, aboriginal, fisheries and other
ministries. One apparently is a supreme court judge in the USA, a
man considered to be a devout Christian. The wickedness within has
compromised all of us without our knowing so.
About Myrtle Macdonald
Myrtle Macdonald has an MSc Applied in
Nursing and Research from McGill University, Montreal. Her Minor is
in the Social Sciences (Anthropology and Psycho-Sociology).
Currently, Myrtle is nearing completion of her book called People Migrations in Europe and America; 2000 Years of Nation-Building.
"It is almost ready for publishing. It is background work for family genealogy search, and it accurately brings together a lot of significant history ignored in high school and university textbooks," wrote Macdonald
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