Microdosing has become a rather popular trend. However, it is not yet backed up by conclusive research. Using the example of microdosing, this blogpost shows how presumably sound scientific research can be utilized in online forums to support virtually anything. Thus, while scientists cannot draw conclusions yet, the public does.
Crowdfunding has reached the world of science, for better or worse. Controversial research fields, such as the ones utilizing potent psychedelics, do not attract many traditional funding sources. These financial obstructions hinder the accumulation of scientific evidence necessary for an informed evaluation of the research fields’ scientific merit. Crowdfunding could give researchers the chance to establish their fields’ scientific legitimacy.