How much can you trust a 'scientific concensus' to match real science?
Three (or two at minimum) things will be required. You will have to read and THINK for yourselves.
Watch this: (about 1.5 hours long)
"Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin. Series: UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public [7/2009] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 16717]
Then read either of Gary Taubes excellent two books:
"Good Calories/Bad Calories: the controversial science of diet and nutrition" (search amazon)
or the more recent "Why we get fat and what do to about it" (amazon again). "Why we get fat" is shorter and 'less technical' but still crammed full of the science of the last 100 plus years.
Here's something we don't have to extrapolate back millions and billions of years to get an answer to. We can test it......over and over again in the human population, and have.
The shocker...the science is right...it's the 'consensus' that's wrong.....and it's created a lot of sick and obese people in America.
Why?......let me count the ways.....personal bias, egos, money, politics, 'interest groups', careers built on 'lipophobia', to list some. You can't make a fortune telling people to avoid sugar and many carbohydrates. The Ivory Tower is not as pure and white as some would like you to believe.
So when Dawkins says "our genes created us mind and body"....that's not science....that's magic.
He's virtually plagarized Psalms 100 "It is God who has made up and not we ourselves" and called it science. There is no evidence from science that DNA or any chemical compound can 'create'....it's pure athiest 'magic' passed off as science. There is no 'magic' in the Bible to top Dawkins there.
By the way refined sucrose, high fructose corn syrup, nor aspartame existed when the Bible was written. Some recent studies have shown that even diet soda with Nutrasweet can make you gain weight....even though it has zero calories. Calories in/ calories out?.....it's a myth......yet that's why the 'experts' have been claiming for decades despite evidence to the contrary.
How about that homochirality issue?
'junk' or 'selfish' DNA?
Science has filled gaps........but it's created bigger ones all over again by filling the ones it has.
"Multiverse theories aren't theories-they're science fictions, theologies, works of the imagination unconstrained by evidence."
John Horgan, agnostic