15 February 2015

Cholesterol? Throw it on the Pile

The US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee is set to recommend that dietary cholesterol is no longer a "nutrient of concern". It turns out that the amount of cholesterol in your blood is not significantly influenced by the amount of cholesterol you consume, and cholesterol intake is not a risk factor for cardiac disease.  Just more egg on the face of the consensus experts, I guess.

It seems like a lot of science hasn't really been scientific for quite a while now - like maybe the last 100 years.  The late writer Michael Crichton wrote that when science and politics mix you get "consensus science".  And science has nothing to do with consensus. It's either correct or incorrect.  There is no voting.

So let's go through the list.

  • Eugenics
  • Nuclear Winter
  • Overpopulation Famine
  • The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
  • DDT ban
  • Secondhand tobacco smoke
  • Climate Change

There are more, but that should give you a start.  

It's pseudoscience based on terms that can't be defined for equations that can't be calculated leading to solutions that at best do nothing, and at worst cause more damage that can be properly anticipated until it's too late.

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