Much of the "debates" questioning science are nothing more than elaborate hoaxes. Luckily, the media dutifully, and uncritically, report on them. Unfortunately we, as species, have a history of believing the improbable, if not impossible, because most of us are easily misled. Or, paraphrasing the words of Lenny Bruce, we want to believe.
And then there is alternative medicine: mandatory removal of rational thinking skills before reading..
Update. Could not resist sharing this picture from Bioephemera: