Scientists discover that people die!!!
November 1, 2007
Of course, you’ll probably spend your extended lifetime wishing you were dead.
So how come in Mediterranean countries where they do plenty of the above, sit around half the day to pour expressos down their throats and smoke pure tar cigarettes, everyone lives to be 147?
I think it’s because they eat well, enjoy life and do everything in moderation. They also work and commute less than people in the US and UK, where obesity is such a big deal. It seems we have less time to sleep others too, since there are only so many hours in the day.
Surely a healthy lifestyle must encompass all things.
So much research is based on the puritanical fad du jour. By coming out with claims about this or that, scientists justify or obtain funding to continue their existence. And you have no idea who is behind these people half the time. Claims and counter-claims are volleyed around the media leaving nobody any wiser. Or maybe, just maybe, these people aren’t real scientists at all.
I think what annoys me is that these “scientists” like to look at things in isolation, to remove the variables, and yet the truth is that life has an infinite number of variables. In making such bold claims, people roll their eyes and switch off. Surely the truth is inconvenient for a scientist’s research budget: we just have to use our heads and be sensible.
Helping people to understand what being sensible means would be worthwhile and helping people to live in a healthier way is another. Nobody should be forced to do anything, but being allowed to make informed, sensible choices would surely be a step in the right direction. So little of what is reported even comes close to achieving that.