I was looking at a website called "All women Stalk-the women blogs" and I got the idea to talk about binge dieting. As I was looking for information, I found a yahoo article called "Binge-proof your diet: 6 food that keep you full and satisfied".
While I was reading each one of the 6 foods and their description, I kept on thinking: "Is this true? Did she test this out? Where are her sources?" If I had read this a couple of weeks ago I might have believed it and maybe even tried it out for myself. However, now that I know about the signs of pseudoscience and the six principles of scientific thinking I cant help but question if what I am reading is true or not. If you read the article you will probably say that im overreacting because she does talk about tests and studies that have been done, but what study? whos study? I dont see any peer review or replication, and I read about proof but what about evidence? If those studies were done, why not post a link that has information on the study? or use the name of the doctor or person that did the study? I dont know about you but I would have believed everything she said a bit more if she had talked about actual people or showed some evidence.
In reality, we should all think about pseudoscience when reading things on the internet. There are so many things out there that you never know what can be true or made up if there is no evidence to support what is being said. Anyone can talk with big scientific words and talk about as many tests as they want. WE are the ones that have to see how credible they are.