Is the statement just a flick of the verbal lace handkerchief from an uppity Frenchman or is it an observation that holds water?
Today, in The Guardian, a longish piece suggests that scientists -- those vaunted critters given to a reputation for carefully and factually-based research -- are every bit as capable of group stupidity as the drunks in the nose-bleed section of a baseball park:
In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?