Mythes - Mythes science and reality"you are what you eat reality myth james gleick o"a myth is a claim that is unfettered by a rigorous test by

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Mythes, science and reality “you are what you eat”- reality - myth- james gleick o “a myth is a claim that is unfettered by a rigorous test by scientific methods or protocols” - Experimental vs. anecdotal o Ancecdotal- myth o Experiment- scientific - Rationale for testing hypothese o Blind studies Placebo and orginal o Double blind studies No one knows which is the good brocallie o Statistical treatment of data - Mark twain said there ate 3 types of lies o Ordinary lies o Damnable lies o Statistics - The hawthorne effect o In order to improve war-time efffciency at a hawthorne electric plant, general electric commissioned the national academy of science led a team of experts who studied the employees o People behavior can be changed if they know that someone’s paying atttentiont to them o Consider the books written aobut food additives and hyperactive children. Organic food made kids less active This is the hawthorne effect because mom was paying attention to them - Placebo o An in active substance or preparation used as a control in an expeiriement for test to determine the effectivenss of a medicainal drugs o Implies a positive response or outcome
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course FST 10 taught by Professor Jack during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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Mythes - Mythes science and reality"you are what you eat reality myth james gleick o"a myth is a claim that is unfettered by a rigorous test by

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