Could the fact that Campbell is nearing retirement and Cordain is a relatively young scientist have something to do with the very limited references that Campbell introduces.?
Do we have to take his word for what he says?
Does it really come down to what philosophy one adheres to, as Campbell purports?
For the interested reader who has made it this far, a couple of things must have become abundantly clear:
regardless of what other people find or think, regardless of what many scientific studies have concluded, Dr Campbell -now retired- sticks to his philosophy.
because of his philosophy he deems himself beyond crticism, since it all boils down to adhering to a different philosphy
Dr Campbell appears to make all the politically and socially correct noises, except that he does not practice what he preaches when the China "Study" is concerned
it is virtually impossible to come to any kind of consensus when on the one hand conclusions are drawn from epidemiological studies and causality is inferred and on the other causality is determined through randomized controlled studies.
the fact that Dr Campbell finds randomized controlled and peer reviewed studies virtually worthless, is deeply troubling. It indicates an anti science attitude.
it appears that Dr Campbell is completely unaware of recent developments in nutritional science where we have discovered that several previously unknown substances have most likely caused more problems than we ever could have imagined: the magnesium dificiencies caused by phytase in grain products and the toxic lectins present in whole grains are just a few.
If this all sounds all a bit like saying bad things about a dear old professor, one should realize that we have been here before. Not that long ago, when it was discovered that a very well known professor of Health and Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health, the good Dr. Fred. Stare was intimately linked to a whole string of business interests. Want to know more about this sordid story follow the link http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Frederick_J._Stare
For people interested in a clear and thorough critique of Campbell's China Study I warmly recommend Denise Minger's extensive study