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Old Sun, Feb-16-03, 08:56
liz175 liz175 is offline
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Originally posted by tamarian
"It's difficult to swallow," says O'Brien, "but the data are the data, even if they go against 30 years of dogma."

There seem to be two types of researchers out there -- researchers like O'Brien and Foster (quoted earlier in the article) who are open-minded enough to look at the data and acknowledge that they may have been WRONG in pushing lowfat, high carb diets; and researchers who just bury their heads in the sand and ignore any data that disproves their original assumptions. I really admire the researchers who are able to change their beliefs to fit the data.

Has anyone read Thomas Kuhn's book on paradigm shifts and scientific revolutions? I think that is what we have going on here -- a paradigm shift with regard to diet and some people are just never going to be able to make it.
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