We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The problem with science isn’t that scientists can be wrong: It’s that when they’re proven wrong, it’s way too hard for people to find out.
Indeed. How long did many gullible people avoided eating eggs and beef when it's been clear for over a decade that the idea was nonsense? People didn't get the message that the cholesterol fuss was just myth.
The journey to better medicine is littered with faddish and foolish "discoveries". Hypoglycemia was a big one in the 1980s. TMJ was an epidemic in the 1990s. Carpal tunnel syndrome was everywhere in the 2000s.
Nutrition advice has had the same flip-flops. Along the way eggs-bad, eggs-good, cholesterol-bad, low-fat-good, meat-bad, grains-good. Now it's sugar-bad.