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I'm 20, and I feel like I've lost faith in science...

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SquigglyLine

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I used to really love science as a kid and I used to have lots of science textbooks to read. Recently I came across a news article that has really hurt my trust in science. The article was about a woman with a condition called Aquagenic Urticaria is an allergy to the H20 molecule.

Now scientists and biologists say this is impossible, since the H20 molecule is too small to cause an IgE mediated reaction (otherwise known as an allergic reaction) and that if they were allergic to H20 they'd be dead since science also says the human body is 70% H20.

I really don't know what to think, and after all these years I feel like I've been betrayed. Like science is just guesswork and nothing more and it shouldn't be blindly trusted especially when things contradict ''established'' science such as this because if they were 100% wrong about all this (that the human body is 70% H2O, etc) what else are they wrong about, like vaccines, how the world works, etc. It has made me feel very upset and distracted for the past few weeks and I'd like to talk to people about it instead of being called insults or names, which do not help me at all.
 
Urban Hermit

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Aquagenic Urticaria, is a rare condition and to do the skin and not the whole body...

Where was the article,?
science it self the says question everything don't accept anything on blind faith. Hence peer review and new studies of old tests.

Check sources and ask who and why wrote the article..

Does this help ?
 
Urban Hermit

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Skin may be the wrong phrase it's an allergic reaction, but mostly from skin contact and the surfaces of the body, it's not allergic to the water within the cells of her body just the external contact ... It's incredibly rare

There isn't any contradiction in the science per say.
 
blacksmoke

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The thing with science is that it never has the full picture as bits more are added to what is already known and therefore opinions change and that can change outcomes.

How can there be certainty in science? Science will never ever be a finished article. It can never have the full picture.
 
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