A note on references or the lack thereof

You might note that despite the title, I haven't included scientific references in this booklet. There are several reasons for this. The first is that I'm just astoundingly lazy. At this point in my life, I've read so much research that trying to pin down references for even a smattering of what I've said gives me anxiety attacks. The second is a simple realization of fact: the average book reader doesn't care about a list of scientific references at the back; they are unlikely to go look any of them up. At the same time, the scientifically minded out there should be able to find the studies I've mentioned based on description alone.

Finally, I've found that the people who don't like what I have to say aren't going to be swayed by any references I provide anyhow. I could provide 600+ references (as I did for my first book) and these morons will dismiss them out of hand because they either don't like me or have some irrational bias against whatever I'm writing about. Bottom line, I'm not bothering. If you desperately must have a reference for something I wrote email me and I can probably dig it up. Or at least give you some pointers on how to find it on Medline.

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