Miasma: When science is not science

Miasma: (https://www.google.com.au/search?q=Miasma)

  • “an unpleasant or unhealthy smell or vapour.”
  • “an oppressive or unpleasant atmosphere which surrounds or emanates from something.”

Given that “science” is a word that really doesn’t have an opposite, we have decided to use the word “miasma” to mean “un-science” or the opposite of science .   Back before the origins of disease were discovered, people believed that foul smelling air (named miasma) caused disease. You can read more at Wikipedia.

It seems appropriate to us, as so much of what we believe we know is rooted in “un-science” or miasma, yet it overpowers the truth because it appeals to our emotions or fits in with everything that we believe that we “know”.

You can be sure that anything that we tag or describe as “miasma” is not aligned with real scientific facts, despite any attempts to make it appear so.

Protein: The most dangerous Thing In the World?

If you want to consider an alternative view, have a look at this video put out in support of veganism.  It is full of “science” that supports the view of why protein is bad for you, in fact, “The most dangerous Thing In the World“.

If you still believe that cholesterol causes heart-disease then you might buy into the message.  If still you believe that “associated with” is actually science, then you might buy into the message.

I think that the video is a great example of why it is so hard to get a consistent message out due to how “science” is manipulated to support a cause.  However, you might watch it and decide that you want to live a vegan lifestyle.

Our obsession with protein kills more people than anything else. This video explains why this is true and what you can do about it. Esselstyn TED talk: https…