[LMB] On ADHD

Pat Mathews mathews55 at msn.com
Tue Oct 15 11:53:33 BST 2019


Thanks for the reminder! History is full of distinguished authorities proclaiming that something which really happened, didn't, because their theories didn't allow for it. Classic example: "that farmer must have been drunk or something. Stones don't fall from the sky! They can't!"
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Subject: Re: [LMB] On ADHD

Just because we don't know yet what causes real ADHD does not make it not
real.  We didn't know what caused scurvy for a LONG time, but that didn't
make it not happen.

On Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 6:39 PM WalterStuartBushell <proto at panix.com> wrote:

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> > On Oct 14, 2019, at 9:20 AM, Jason Long <sturmvogel66 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > The definition of obese has changed in concert with the method of
> measuring
> > it. It is always a PitA to accurately measure body-fat percentage
> (usually
> > involves dunking tests or electrical resistance) and the medical industry
> > decided to switch to body-mass index which is a simple calculation using
> > only height and weight to define obesity. Said calculation ignores body
> > types (mesomorph, ectomorph, etc.) and activities like weight lifting
> which
> > create a lot of dense muscle mass. So a guy with 4% body fat is judged as
> > obese as a couch potato who is genuinely obese with 32% body fat simply
> > because they’re the same height and weight.
>
> Wurst, TOFIs (Thin Ouside, Thin Inside) may think they are fine when they
> are
> in fact in trouble.
>
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