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Are we too dumb to know what is healthful? Related study explains why delusional people continue to eat dairy?

Are we too dumb to know what is healthful? Related study explains why delusional people continue to eat dairy? Topic: Do it yourself dna research articles
June 26, 2019 / By Benji
Question: "Facts don’t necessarily have the power to change our minds. In fact, quite the opposite. In a series of studies in 2005 and 2006, researchers at the University of Michigan found that when misinformed people, particularly political partisans, were exposed to corrected facts in news stories, they rarely changed their minds. In fact, they often became even more strongly set in their beliefs. Facts, they found, were not curing misinformation. Like an underpowered antibiotic, facts could actually make misinformation even stronger." " "In light of these findings, researchers concluded that a defense mechanism, which they labeled “backfire”, was preventing individuals from producing pure rational thought. The result is a self-delusion..." "When faced with facts that do not fit seamlessly into our individual belief systems, our minds automatically reject (or backfire) the presented facts." “The general idea is that it’s absolutely threatening to admit you’re wrong.” For example: using lousy and childish defense mechanisms like people telling other to not tell what to eat. http://www.alternet.org/story/149262/are... Do you agree? "...humans have been drinking cow's milk for 8-10,000 years, some ignorant people will insist it's bad for us." There is no reliable source that says that. DNA evidence extracted from Neolithic skeletons indicates that in 5500 BC, people in Northern Europe, as all other peoples of the time, were still lactose intolerant. Earthenware vessels found in England and dated to 4500 BC contain milk byproducts, indicating milk was used in some form, although perhaps not drunk directly. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12574... "The results show clearly that dairying was evident at all sites spanning the 4,500 years of British prehistory. " "The results presented above fit with the current hypothesis, that the exploitation of animals for milk was already an established practice at the time farming arrived in Britain in the late fifth millennium B.C. (Copley, 2002)." http://www.pnas.org/content/100/4/1524.l...
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Abe Abe | 6 days ago
I'm not sure it relates so much to the individual themselves, rather it shows the power of the media and how we are so easily confused that we tend to value some sources more highly than others. The people in this survey who refused to change their beliefs probably didn't trust the new information (cognitive bias) because it would mean they couldn't trust the source of the original information, which means perhaps they can't trust any information so they ignore the new info and avoid having to face the big scary feeling of not being able to trust the government or their favourite media source. This is why campaigns of disinformation were so successful when used by the tobacco industry, all they had to do was sew the seeds of doubt in the minds of their victims and they continued to give them money up until they were dead or too sick to smoke anymore. And it's why we've seen the tactics repeated ever since- petrochemical industry, meat industry, mining and energy etc. Look at this- an ad by aussie meat industry lobby group Meat and Livestock Australia featuring very famous aussie actor Sam Neill (starred in the Jurassic Park trilogy) saying how meat is brain food, relating to the presence of omega 3 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFC2bVi5e... ). The type of n-3 which is utilised by the brain (DHA) is in significantly smaller amounts in meat than fish ( http://www.ajcn.org/content/92/5/1040.sh... ). MLA funds biased research so they can say they have "scientific evidence" to back up their claims ( http://www.nutritionjrnl.com/article/S08... ). Note that their estimates are as much as twice that of the unbiased UK paper. Another side of the same coin is the use of misinformation by activist groups to convince people things are harmful when maybe they aren't, greenpeace is a great example with their campaigns against nuclear power and GM foods. But a fundamental difference here is they rely less on sewing doubt (as this is more likely to be ignored thanks to cognitive bias) and invest more on shock tactics to change people's minds. Different, but similar in how they employ the message they want to drive home.
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Abe Originally Answered: How can people with CTS or related hand problems continue drawing?
First, obvious solution: Is the condition in both hands? I've trained myself to draw left-handed as well as right. While I am much better (read, more accurate) with my right, my left had produces some amazing and surprising results. It came in handy, after having some surgery on my right arm. I kept practicing with my left, just to keep my "eye" in shape. Second solution is to try drawing with your mouth. Many handcapped artists meet with great (and even commercial) success with this technique. Same as with my left-handed skills, this can be developed with enough practice. Don't get discouraged. Remeber your kindergarten drawings, compared with your most recent. This last solution reminds me of a story I heard many years ago. There was an avant garde painter, living in Greenwich Village. He was always ready to experiment with new, innovative techniques. At one point, he decided to stick his brush in his rear, and squatted over his canvasses as he created some very interesting images. He invited a renowned art critic to review his works. The critic was quite impressed and wrote an article in which he stated, "That a**hole can really paint!" Good luck! Keep drawing!

Shona Shona
Wow. That sounds about right. That is exactly the mindset I encounter of people who refuse to consider that the theory of evolution could be in an way in error. I've heard Christians even flip out and become irrational and incoherent at the mere mention of intelligent design. It baffles me. Isn't it good news? It doesn't matter if it's logical or even if it's good news, it's just threatening somehow. The dairy farce is perpetuated by a powerful lobby. "Milk does a body good." and "Got milk?" is sunk into our subconscious. Very few people think for themselves I have found.
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Petunia Petunia
Lol... you are a poster boy for the kind of people you are talking about. Despite the fact that you yourself posted evidence that human kind has existed with dairy for a long time, thrived on it in fact, here you are disparaging a product which has already been proved to be beneficial to at least some people over the years. The question can also be asked : "Why do you, in the face of all evidence you yourself [posted, continue to believe in something that is contrary just to argue that your chosen lifestyle is better and that you as a person is better than everyone else who is not vegan?" Here's a radical thought: If you don't like it don't buy it. But leave the rest of us alone so we can make our own choices like you did.
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Marlie Marlie
So, and I'm just trying to understand you here, are you saying that because the ability to digest lactose is relatively recent, and because a significant portion of the human population remains lactose intolerant, that NO ONE should drink milk? That doesn't make any sense to me. Is it not possible that digesting milk is a logical step in human evolution? I mean, if you don't want to use milk, then that's fine, but calling people stupid just for their choice in food is pretty ridiculously childish. But to actually answer your question, yeah, I've encountered people like that. And I've noticed that some of them are vegan, too. And some aren't.
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Lacey Lacey
People who come from civilizations which have ingested dairy for thousands of years (the majority of people) can consume dairy and reap the health benefits of carbohydrates, calcium, fat, and protein which dairy provides. Dairy is good for such people. People who cannot generally descend from societies (like China) which chose for whatever reason, not to incorporate dairy into their diet. These people have lactose intolerance. If you can ingest dairy with no ill effects, it means you are like most people, and descend from races which developed a tolerance and physical expectation of dairy's nutritional value. Therefore, it is not bad for them. There are plenty of healthy people who eat dairy and I'm one of them. I cannot imagine a world in which there was no cheese, milk, or yogurt. What a sad thought. It's making me hungry for cheese actually...
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Lacey Originally Answered: Politically speaking will the generations continue to dumb down?
Both my mother and mother in-law were teachers that were from the "old school" of teaching. I remember when my mother retired and after a year or so went back to do substitute teaching. Just the change in that year had made a difference in how classes were being run. There were new programs instituted that year for certain groups of students under the auspices of federal dollars. Her frustration was obvious when she spoke about it. She said that she would just get the class settled down and two or three would get up and leave for some special class. She would just get them settled down and some would come in. This was repeated throughout the whole hour dedicated to the particular subject. The class was in a state of constant disruption all day long. Her question was how do they expect for a child to learn if there are constant disruptions throughout the period? Say nothing of some of the new techniques that are being taught in math. Glad she didn't have to see some of that. This is just an inkling of what the "dumbing down of America" really means. Thank Heaven that Texas has finally started to fight back and beginning to have true history taught instead of the left wing pap that has dominated our schools for far too long.

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