One other thing. So I think I'm talking about two types of stupid on this thread. There is just simply low IQ stupid. TestOnly I suppose would be a good example of this type of stupid. But there are far more of the second stupid type on T-Nation: it's called lack of critical thinking skills stupid.
I don't know if this is a new phenomenon carried on by the younger generations but the lack of critical thinking skills by individuals with IQs over three digits on this forum is astonishing. It's like critical thinking skills are a disease that's spreading like wildfire.
So instead of just bitching how do you solve the lack of critical thinking skills? First, gain experience in life; nothing will help develop critical thinking skills like life experience as long as your learning from it.
Second, read broadly; not just deeply on one subject, or book, or website. Read from a variety of sources. And then don't believe everything you read. Question the source. Question the content. Compare and contrast it with other sources. Seek truth.
Third, don't hold onto an idea or dogma like it's your last meal. Be willing to question your beliefs when presented with new information that appears to have truth in it. Be willing to shift positions over time when confronted with new knowledge and experiences.
Lastly, don't be a dumbass. Or I will flame you.