Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Scientific Literacy In Everyday Use

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Literacy, Miscellaneous, Science & Society

Ed Hessler

From McGill University, the Office for Science and Society which aims to separate sense from nonsense -- raises this question about a gadget, an antifreeze snow removal device, allegedly inspired by NASA technology. Is it a scam?

Author Jonathan Jerry presents as a case study to assist us in wading through claims, a device with a tongue tangler of a name, the Fivfivgo™ PRO Electromagnetic Molecular Interference Antifreeze Snow Removal Instrument, "for how (he goes) about figuring out if a cutting-edge gadget really does work (as a windshield snow and ice removal instrument, or if it’s just a worthless scam. Hopefully, you can use these steps to better protect your wallet."

The steps Jerry discusses don't provide much information about the content to follow  although the last one provides a clue - all failed except one - but certainly served as teasers for me to read on. The discussions are thorough and helpful.

--- Extraordinary Claims

--- Birds of a Feather

--- Insert Business Address Here

--- Like and Share

--- The One Thing it Doesn’t Fail is the Smell Test

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