Posted by paxvox on October 30, 2001, at 18:14:51
In reply to How do you decide what to trust?, posted by Dr. Bob on October 30, 2001, at 1:56:11
Gee, Dr. B,
We are VERY clearly aware of PB and PSB guidelines! However, once I got through your hoops,I guess I passed.
As to whom to trust, and what criteria one should use in this discernment. The most prevalent method of knowing who to trust, is experience on the specific site. See who answers the questions objectively, and better yet, provides links to scientific data to substantiate their answers.
As we have unfortunately seen, some of us, at times have gotten a bit carried away, and had to be temporarily banned from posting (you know who I mean).
Others of us have actually become friends, and communicate privately by email. A few of us have remained loyal to others during times when they have, perhaps, made some controversial postings.
As for ultimate knowledge, I actually research most of my data on a serach engine such as Google. I use the PDR to relate medicine data.
From this particular site, I get generalized support, a chance to vent to somebody who just might understand where I am coming from, or has already been there, as well as the feeling of community. As such, we will always have times of arguments or heated discussion, but ultimately, the apologetic are forgiven.