Many alleged studies are misleading in that the conclusions are often based on undisclosed premises. Parenting books state that an advantage to breastfeeding is that it makes women healthier; what is not stated is that women who breastfeed tend to follow stricter diets, and it is the diets that actually makes them healthier.
If you looked at statisticsfor the number of tires replaced in a given year, would you be surprised to find out that Toyota Camry tops the list for wearing out tires? It shouldn’t since it is the most popular car in America.
And in 2000, Senator Tom Daschle stated that the majority of vendors at gun shows do not do background checks on their customers, which is true, but what he failed to mention is that the majority of vendors at gun shows do not sell guns. They sell food, t-shirts, souvenirs, and the like, items for which a background check would be unnecessary. Nonetheless, this quasi-truth aroused voter outrage.
Name another conclusion that, while true, is based on misconception. There are multitudes of them in regards to health and politics, so keep your eyes open. If you cannot find one, then make one up.
A good example of this would be to say that the majority of parrots live in the rainforest. While not …