You have been warned. Something is creeping into the world, a new religion, a new species, a new language. This species is non-human, it shows none of the frailties and weak thinking of normal humans. It's called a "Scientist".
This outbreak of "Scientist" isn't as bad as I first thought. It needs a dose of Wikipedia to cure it. And "Scientists" probably hate Wikipedia. Have a look at Wikipedia’s definition of the Scientific Method, and not the drivel from this Guardian article The Truth About Celebrity Health Claims, and the link to Sense about Science.
Don’t be frightened by these eminent scientists on their high horses. They need bringing down a bit. And isn't the root cause of the problem fellow scientists? Yeh sure, some of the pronouncements by Madonna and co need challenging as well, but at least Madonna has the cash. But who funds and sponsors and pays these scientists? When they quote scientific research like the one on milk not being harmful, always ask yourself, who funded the research, what’s their objective, and what was the scientist's angle on it when they took on the research. If the “Scientist” believes milk is great, then that’s what they’re likely to prove!!
I thought I was alone. But a bit more digging on Wikipedia, brought up a new hero. (At least I think he is unless he’s a Nazi). Paul Feyerabend and Against Method. I can’t stop quoting him (I'm doing a separate entry on him). He’s spot on to my beliefs. Like me, a great fan of science, but not some “Scientists”.
I love the great scientists, who were more of an engineering nature, practical, and keep trying, Eric Laithwaite, Edison, Einstein, who was theoretical, but with a spiritual and visionary streak, which is what Paul Feyerabend is banging on about. Please Please read the entry on him, because if you also get irritated by rationalists and skeptics, even more than Madonna, this will explain why.
On specific issues with Sense about Science, firstly overall they hang their hat on peer reviewed published research, but if you look at the Wikipedia entries on Scientific Method and on the Paul Feyerabend entry, this is a flaw in the Scientific Method.
In conclusion, as they say in 12th grade science class, I’d like to remind the “Scientists” of their human frailties with another Wikipedia link to Cognitive Biases. "Scientists" are not above Cognitive Bias, even if they form groups of "Peers". You have been warned!