Report Economic Crisis, Nothing Compared To Climate Change Problems in House prices and the economy Posted June 7, 2009 Both really. The building of empires on dodgy data was what I meant by The classic example is MMR; in that case the early data (which didn't support the hypothesis of harm) were hyped by the media and even though the totality of data that were gathered to address the issue showed no effect, we now see children becoming seriously ill as a direct result. That case was one where the scientific consensus was clear, and the media hype (quoting "independent" experts was all bolleaux). Relying on the science would have avoided the problem. You see just the same pattern with health scares about mobile phone base stations. Okay, thanks. I understand where you were coming from now. Thanks for elaborating.