I was just curious if anyone had any personal opinion on how deep you dig into a claim someone makes.
For example: A newletter claimed that diet soda causes cancer. I dug into the new article and found the doctor who ran the study. Then I proceeded to review the actual case study and his opinion on the outcome. It ended up that he did not hold the opinion that diet sodas caused cancer, and that that was not what his study was proving. He said it was possible, but the evidence wasn't there as a result of what he found.
So then the newsletter lied just to get a sensational response from people...essentially fearmongering. So if I had not done this digging, then I would have believed based on that newsletter that diet sodas cause cancer. While they might, my point is, that study did not claim that, so how deep do you often dig?
I want to hear your opinions. Not on the study, but on a topic of your choice, how deep you've dug or if you just focus on the surface and let people lead you where they wish.