According to one body of research, those who took to the internet to shoot down the ‘5G spread the coronavirus’ conspiracy theory actually helped it gain traction.
Last year, I was set upon by Pete Evans’ followers after I questioned his expertise. But since trading his toque for a tinfoil hat, he’s moved well beyond a punchline.
The world of science is beset by a stupid problem. Popular opinion espoused by popular people often takes precedence over actual evidence.
Pete Evans shot back into headlines this weekend with his “Sunscreen is dangerous” comments, prompting TBS to investigate the supplements that Aussies use daily.