Monday, November 8, 2010

Are Doctors The Most Unscientific Profession?

That's rhetorical, of course.  They're not politicians.

But when you come across a comment like this one:

"The scientific reasoning why man was born to run long distance is flawed however: though our ancestors outran their prey, the average human probably did not live to be 40 years old, but died in his teens after reproducing early. Perhaps death was from an infected splinter in the foot, broken tooth, or becoming the meal of a lion. Yet, our ancestors were not plagued by degeneratice knee disease because they did not run many marathons


"— Markham Kirsten, MD"
Start here, Doc.  Then go read Professor Lieberman's work.  You know, go crazy, read the actual science.  Yeesh.

Dr. Kirsten got a BA in Biology from Harvard, btw.  Sad.