“Drop the question what tomorrow may bring, and count as profit every day that Fate allows you.”
Well, I hate to be a pessimist, but after listening to the two podcasts I heard today, I’d have to say nope, not a chance. Not anytime soon, anyway.
First up, an NPR Science Friday discussion about the Texas School Board’s attempt to sacrifice real science at the altar of Intelligent Design. Is there any wonder why an appeal to scientific reason and evolutionary fact as the basis behind the efficacy of the Paleo lifestyle is such a tough sell to the general public? What about trying to explain why one calorie does not necessary effect the body in the same manner as another calorie of differing macro-nutrient content? It’s enough to make this native Texan hang his head in shame.
Then we have another dose of the right answer to a different question phenomena, as brought to us courtesy of The People’s Pharmacy. Dump all the added sugar in our diets? Right on, I couldn’t agree more. Followed, unfortunately, by the same old energy balance madness. This generation of obesity researchers really do need to be put to pasture already.
The diet industry, and hucksters in general, must be smiling ear-to-ear.
Of note: It is not without the realization of utter irony that I’ve listed this post under the categories of “Good Listening”, and “Science”.