Dr. Yildiz, what terrifies me is that not only did this ridiculous habit become a thing on the Internet, learned doctors and scholars had to rush to refute it, and it got this remarkably ignorant young woman many more followers. I am deeply trouble not only by the fact that so many people would have followed her example, but that this idiocy would have reached the mainstream. But it did. And that speaks to the level of scientific understanding, knowledge and competence that we lack and continue to lose as a species. Honestly scary. I don’t have to make this up. it’s very, very real.

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