I stopped by a lunch lecture at work. It was from a nutritional consultant. He didn't look very healthy.
People believe the weirdest things. This guy believed a lot of weird things too. I used to not mind these types so much, because I thought that since their beliefs are so extreme they wouldn't have a lot of support. I was so wrong. They do. A lot. And it's scary. People that should know better just sit there and nod in agreement when claims that are controversial at best are presented as true, or even outright false such as the one about diethylhydroxylamine in plastic bottles.
Why do we tolerate this? Is it because we've learned to respect people's beliefs, even if we know they're wrong?
We have gone from politely keeping quiet when people voice beliefs that are impossible to disprove (such as the existence of a supreme being) to tolerating outright tommyrot.
If this continues, we'll end up with a society where nonsense is the norm. It's time to shut these people up. And that should be simple. As in : you're making a very controversial claim, you have not presented any evidence that supports this claim, and you have no professional qualifications in toxicology, biochemistry, medicine or as a dietitian. You call yourself a "registered nutrician", but you are not registered with the College of Dietitians of Ontario.. In other words: you are a quack and a fraud, and now you know it.Posted by mduvekot at November 5, 2005 09:37 PM