How often have you seen posts in running forums or in the running crankosphere blogosphere, that are headlined with something like “The Truth about….. “. Every time time I read one of those, more often than not it easily debunked pseudoscientific nonsense that people are actually gullible enough to believe.
I only raise this as in my Facebook newsfeed this morning was this meme¹ from Refutations to Anti-Vaccine Memes:
Obviously nothing to do with running, but the sentiment is the same and really struck a chord with me; ie if there is ‘truth’ in the name, then there is less likely to be truth in the content.
As always, I go where the evidence takes me until convinced otherwise… and anyone proclaiming to speak “the truth”, probably aren’t.
1. Reproduced here with permission.