First I would like to say that a couple of months ago when I wrote this, I was a bit "emotionally unstable" and my postings here got me a well deserved ban. We all react differently when "waking up" or whatever we should call it.
No worries, patrix. Been there. Hope you're doing better now.
As for why I think fat is essential and why Elaine Morgan and the Aquatic Ape Hypothesis is compelling it is because of my research and personal experiences.
If it works for you then more power to you. I'll look into it. Thanks.
Read what I and others write. From that try to set up a meaningful hypothesis that challenges your current stance. If you fail to refute it through extensive research and/or experiments, you've made progress.
My mind doesn't work that way. I can point out the flaws in a given hypothesis without having to provide a replacement hypothesis of my own.
It is extremely hard for even smart people like doctors to challenge the ideas they learned in school, and to challenge their own biases - considering biases are not even something we are consciously aware of.
Good point. They, for the most part, don't have an incentive to rock the boat. The medical profession is not unlike a military.
How and When to Be Your Own Doctor - Isabelle A. Moser, M.D., Steve Solomon
But becoming an official medical deity doesn’t permit one to create their own methods. No no, the AMA’s professional oversight and control system makes continued possession of the license to practice (and the high income that usually comes with it) entirely dependent on continued conformity to what is defined by the AMA as “correct practice.” Any doctor who innovates beyond strict limits or uses nonstandard treatments is in real danger of losing their livelihood and status.
Confessions of a Medical Heretic (Ch. 7: The Devil’s Priests) - Robert S. Mendelsohn, M.D.
Suicide accounts for more deaths among doctors than car and plane crashes, drownings, and homicides combined. Doctors’ suicide rate is twice the average for all white Americans. Every year, about 100 doctors commit suicide, a number equal to the graduating class of the average medical school. Furthermore, the suicide rate among female physicians is neatly four times higher than that for other women over age twenty-five.
Apologists for the medical profession cite several reasons for doctors’ high rate of sickness. The drugs are easily available to them; they must work long hours under severe stress; their background and psychological makeup predisposes them to stretch their powers to the limits; and their patients and the community make excessive demands on them. Of course, whether or not you accept these reasons, they don’t explain away the fact that doctors are a very sick group of people.
Nonetheless, I prefer to look for more reasons. Fraud and corruption in the research process comes as no surprise to anyone who witnesses the lengths to which drug and formula companies go to doctors to their way of thinking. Free dinners, cocktails, conventions, and subsidized research fellowships still are only superficial explanations. When you examine the psychological and moral climate of Modern Medicine, you begin to get closer to understanding why doctors are so unhealthy.
Medical politics, for example, is a cutthroat power game of the most primitive sort. I much prefer political politics, because there you have the art of the possible, which means you have to compromise. Medical politics is the art of sheer power. There is no compromise: you go right for the jugular vein before your own is torn out. There’s no room for compromise because churches never compromise on canon law. Instead of a relatively open process in which people with different interests get together to try to get the most out of the situation that they can, in medical politics there is a rigid authoritarian power structure which can be moved only through winner-take-all power plays. Historically, doctors who have dared to change things significantly have been ostracized and have had to sacrifice their careers in order to hold to their ideas. Few doctors are willing to do either.