If you read the comments, you know I occasionally hear from people who point out that I’m just a comedian and have no business commenting on the health sciences. I get those on the YouTube channel too, usually in language that is far less polite than on the blog. I guess people feel more anonymous on YouTube.
I’ve never understood the belief that only people with degrees have any real expertise, or that everyone with a degree is an expert. I had a lot of great teachers in high school and college, but also a few who were dunces — dunces with PhDs. Meanwhile, some of the most successful people I’ve met are working in fields that have nothing to do with what they studied in college — if they even attended college.
Anyway, I wrote a piece on the topic on my other blog.