The practice of good science requires an open mind. Experiments and studies preformed may confirm what one suspects, or they may completely discredit an hypothesis. Further for any new theory to be valid it has to be reproducible by others in independent laboratories. All of this is by design. The pursuit of science is the pursuit of the accurate understanding of the universe; to be truly accurate you have to have cross-checks.
British Dr. Andrew Wakefield did not practice good science. He infamously claimed that the Measles – Mumps – Rubella vaccine was a trigger for the onset of autism. His 1998 paper in which he claimed the link between the MMR vaccine and autism was withdrawn this year by the Lancet. 10 of the 13 doctors who originally signed on to the paper have withdrawn their support and the work in the paper was extremely flawed.
"Originally posted at Squarestate.net"