I'd like to open a discussion about "summary judgments." Given that it's impossible to know everything, how do we understand what is quackery and what is decent science. If we are really freethinkers seeking knowledge independent of tradition or authority, then how do we decide? I've never collided any particles to determine the accuracy of quantum mechanics.
So scientists, presumably, at some point, have properly executed the scientific method. They posed a hypothesis, did experiments, and let the world speak for itself. Some of them, on the other hand, found a decent marketing opportunity, mocked up a fake CNN set, and told us Glucosamine will repair our joints.
So here's the question, what is a good set of procedures to help us find the good science and avoid the random claims, without having to fly through space, or use a supercollider, or mix dangerous chemicals.
ps. both judgement and judgment are correct although judgement is sometimes listed as an error.