"The pattern science serves up, thanks to its winged monkeys in the media, is something like this:
Step One: We are totally sure the answer is X.
Step Two: Oops. X is wrong. But Y is totally right. Trust us this time."
Excuse me?! Those press-gargoyles sure as bloody hell aren't OUR winged monkeys. It's more like:
"Step one: scientists say: hey, there's an effect linking A and B. Let's investigate further.
Step one A: press: Scientists prove A causes B! Don't ever do A again!!! You won't believe what comes next...
Step two: scientists say: Hrmmm... seems it doesn't replicate. Good thing we checked.
Step two B: press: Holy shit scientists have been lying to us! Oh the humanity! Who can we trust?!"