By: the Common Constitutionalist
How often have we heard the ridiculous claim that such and such a science is settled?
It doesn’t matter what it is and normally there is a political component attached to it, but we’ve heard it hundreds of times on a myriad of different topics ranging from salt to sugar to fatty foods to energy drinks to coffee to fracking to how much sleep we need and of course the grand daddy of them all – global warming.
For decades experts preached the settled science that milk is rich in calcium and will build strong bones, yet in October of last year Forbes published a study from Sweden that found milk not only didn’t strengthen bones but was bad for the heart.
How long we’ve been warned by the American Heart Association regarding our salt intake? We were all going to die because we consume too much salt. The New England Journal of Medicine even published a study entitled “Global Sodium Consumption and Death from Cardiovascular Causes.”
The study concluded that salt kills 1.65 million people a year worldwide. It’s the New England Journal of Medicine so naturally it must be settled science – right?
Not quite. That same auguste Journal later published a study that says the Heart Association’s maximum intake of salt is so low it might actually pose a danger. So is this the new settled science? Who are we to believe? read more