> Kirt, the abstracts are nice to have, and of course show
>associations of blood type with diseases, etc, none of which
>demonstrate that a given type should eat or shun a given food.
Actually, there were several abstracts about lectins, but I don't wanna
pick nits, and mostly ratty nits at that ;) Most of the references were
about disease, and much fewer about nutrients or allergies...
> The occurrence of cancers has been associated with the occurrence
>of wristwatches, too; and I note one reference that reduced
>blood type associations to those with height.
"Reduced"? You are a clever spinmeister at times ;)
> D'Adamo's belief system still deserves a sneer till he submits
>his 'studies' to peer review, assuming he has peers. The same goes
>for the other fearless leaders. "Works for me" isn't science.
Hear hear! On the other hand, science hasn't had much but nonsense to say
about what will work for me ;)
> Interesting, too, how type O is associated with hookworm-- all
>those RAF eaters risking their all for dogma... oops, I forgot
>parasites don't inhabit the healthy, or if they do are A Good Thing.
>(Is there a raw Martha Stewart?)
More than hookworm. Cholera and others I can't remember. I'm not sure a RAF
eater is risking their _all_ much. The problem seems to be when folks think
everything is a detox and eshew medical treatment in the face of
deterioration. Indeed, this may be the best time in history to eat RAF
since any parasites can be (mostly) dealt with through medication if need
> Asimov correctly noted that refutation of nonsense, on the chance
>that some of it isn't nonsense, would waste too much time. We who
>live forever, of course, have time, but not more than 24 hrs in a
>day on this planet, and little more on Mars...
That's what did the Martians in I hear: too much idle time on their hands
and not enough fur. ;) Whether blood type has any thing to say about diet
may be an open issue. Besides, the a priori's one uses to triage the
nonsense from the sense are probably more important than refutation, eh?
"A little nonsense now and then,
Is valued by the wisest men."
--Willy Wonka (probably quoting somebody famous)
Secola /\ Nieft
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