[LMB] Dilbert's creator on science, medicine, and diet -

WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Wed Nov 23 00:18:32 GMT 2016


They want to fit everyone into a single mold. People are far more individual than they want to believe. 

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> On Nov 22, 2016, at 2:34 PM, Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 9:42 PM, Pat Mathews <mathews55 at msn.com> wrote:
>> 
>> http://blog.dilbert.com/post/109880240641/sciences-biggest-fail
>> 
>> ***Ouch! I still remember when the diet mavens were trying to get us all
>> to eat a lot of what *my* parents' generation called "The cheap starchy
>> foods that keep the poor pale, pudgy, and unhealthy." And how many of us
>> fell for it. Which "sure enhances the finances of the followers of every
>> weight loss club."
>> 
>> 
> oh lord, the diet and exercise folks.
> 
> don't forget the dreaded bmi chart - which was originally created 1. about
> white european males 2. by  statisticians 3.for life insurance predictions
> but 4.is now used by doctors for everyone 5. and by gyms near the scales too
> 
> surprise, women and non white men don't always match their health to the
> bmi chart
> surprise, plenty of white men don't either
> 
> and i -know- the chart is not for me but i compare my height-weight to it
> -anyhow- because it is there.
> 
> sylvia
> caps lock and shift key are on vacation
> wish i was too
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