Clueless In Scientific Gomorrah
Bill Quick

How Exercise Can Help Us Sleep Better – NYTimes.com

But people with insomnia and other sleep disturbances tend to be “neurologically different,” Dr. Baron said. “They have what we characterize as a hyper-arousal of the stress system,” she said. A single bout of exercise on any given day “is probably not enough to overcome that arousal,” she explained. It could potentially even exacerbate it, since exercise is itself a physical stressor.

Eventually, however, if the exercise program is maintained, Dr. Baron said, the workouts seem to start muting a person’s stress response. Her or his underlying physiological arousal is dialed down enough for sleep to arrive more readily, as it did in the 2010 experiment.

Yeah, this is science, all right.

Note the words in these two short paragraphs: Characterize, probably, potentially, even, eventually, if, seem.

Why don’t they just say “We don’t have a freaking clue?”

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Clueless In Scientific Gomorrah — 2 Comments

  1. Because there’s no money in it.

    Always remember: When you become sufficiently edjucatefied to put that “Dr.” in front of your name, you’re under pressure to always sound like you know ‘zactly what you’re doing and saying…even if only to sort of justify all that expenditure of time and money and (sometimes) effort getting there.