Saturday, 28 September 2013

Driving affects womens fertility? Really?

An article in Al-Arabiya reports on one Sheikh al-Luhaydan stated that :

"[driving] could have a reverse physiological impact. Physiological science and functional medicine studied this side [and found] that it automatically affects ovaries and rolls up the pelvis. This is why we find for women who continuously drive cars their children are born with clinical disorders of varying degrees”
Does sounds like some pretty extradordinary claims, so they need some pretty extraordinary evidence to back them up.It's not up to the reader to find that evidence, its up to Sheikh al-Luhaydan.

After all, how exactly does driving have a different effect on human physiology that just, you know, sitting down?

Posture is important, of course, whether one is sitting down or driving. You can read about it here.

The reason BFTF is posting this is as an example of how people need critical thinking skills to be able to see through this kind of think. This is an extreme example, but there are plenty of more subtle ones circulating in the media, on many topics. And they are all trying to influence us in some way.

Related Links
Responsible reporting, Daily Mail stylee
A Talk on the Nature of Conspiracy Theories
The Heirarchy of Argument

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