MDA Scientific Literacy Census
I think that it might be interesting to take a poll of the different degrees of scientific literacy on MDA forums, that is, how well acquainted everyone is with the science of health, whether it be modern literature, anthropology or otherwise. There are some very knowledgeable people here who are knee-deep in research in the science of health, and then there are some people who are just looking for a plan that works to improve their health in some way, and they don't care much for details, they have other things that they care more about. The poll will explain...
I separate medical practitioner and regular academic because of what I have learned from Dr. Kruse about a clinician's perspective. Doctors do hundreds of mini-experiments per year and learn much from that, whereas academics just have the literature to go by.
One important thing to note is that nobody thinks that any of these are better or worse than the others. If you just see all of the success around here and just do what others have, there's nothing wrong with that, different people have different values in their lives and not everyone has the time to delve deeply into the specifics.
Last edited by Stabby; 12-17-2011 at 08:01 PM.
Stabbing conventional wisdom in its face.
Anyone who wants to talk nutrition should PM me!