Take a look at this meme
The author of this meme would have you believe that GMOs cause cancerous tumors. The main problem with this is these mice are Sprague Dawley rats. A noticeable feature of these rats is that they naturally have a high incidince of tumors.
The purpose of this post isn’t to argue one way or the other on GMOs. Rather, it is to point out the importance of critical thinking. A blind acceptance of this meme would have one arguing against GMOs not from a rational or scientific viewpoint, but from an ignorant viewpoint.
The simple lesson here is this: question everything. Everyone has an agenda. Question what you read in the news. Question what you read on this blog. If you question something and find out it is correct, then hey, that is a good thing. But, by questioning, you can prevent yourself from becoming a “useful idiot.”