Truth Market creates an innovative way to tap the marketplace of ideas to vet scientific claims by providing real world wagers on what can be considered established scientific information
Atherton, California (PRWEB) September 19, 2012
Today Truth Seal Corp. announced that Dr. Devra Davis has joined the TruthMarket™ Board of Advisors. TruthMarket is an online Marketplace for Truth Telling™. It provides ordinary citizens with a platform to “crowd-fund” and execute grass roots campaigns that publicly expose misrepresentations and false political, commercial and science claims, while highlighting true claims and offering cash rewards to successful campaign creators, sponsors and challengers.
As the founder of the Environmental Health Trust, Dr. Davis has established a reputation for challenging weak science that puts the public at risk. She maintains that, “for a number of pressing public safety matters, ranging from tobacco to matters of climate science, sophisticated public relations efforts garbed in scientific complexity have systematically compromised the capacity of the public to be informed and to consent to be governed.” She adds that, “while science is inherently uncertain and changing, it's important that its foundations rest on independently validated information. Truth Market creates an innovative way to tap the marketplace of ideas to vet scientific claims by providing real world wagers on what can be considered established scientific information.“
“We’re delighted that Dr. Davis has chosen to join our Board of Advisors and add her expertise to this growing cadre of reputable experts committed to challenging manipulative speech, false claims and distorted facts,” said Rick Hayes-Roth, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of Truth Seal. “Dr. Davis’ popular and provocative books, articles and speeches have attracted a strong following of like-minded people supportive of truth in public affairs. We look forward to having them participate in TruthMarket campaigns.”
“Truth Seal has been actively recruiting reputable authorities like Dr. Davis for the Board of Advisors,” stated Mark L. Feldman, Ph.D., Board Member and investor. “Advisors known for their high integrity are important to TruthMarket’s mission to increase truth and trust throughout the information space.” Feldman adds that “more announcements of public figures joining the TruthMarket Board of Advisors can be expected in coming weeks.“
About Devra Lee Davis, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Devra Lee Davis, M.P.H., Ph.D., an internationally recognized authority on environmental health and disease prevention, is the Founding Director of the Center for Environmental Oncology and founder of the Environmental Health Trust, a nonprofit dedicated to researching avoidable environmental health threats. A founding director of the board on environmental studies and toxicology of the US National Research Council of the National Academies of Sciences, Dr. Davis has worked for the World Health Organization and is an advisor to a number of national governments on environmental health, as well as the Center for Disease Control. A professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health at University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Davis a is a winner of the Carnegie Science Medal and a well-regarded lecturer. She has authored / co-authored nearly 200 publications, and her research has appeared in major scientific journals. Her book, When Smoke Ran Like Water, was a National Book Award finalist in 2002, and her book, The Secret History of the War on Cancer, is a must read on how public relations strategies have undermined public health.
TruthMarket is a division of Truth Seal, a California Corporation. TruthMarket is designed to be popular online platform that enables everyone to campaign for truth in public dialogue. The primary objective is to increase truth and trust throughout the public information space – online and offline – by publicly exposing false claims and highlighting true claims. TruthMarket’s ultimate goal is to predispose all public dialogue toward truth telling.
Marketplace for Truth Telling, TruthMarket and TruthSeal are trademarks of Truth Seal Corp.