It cracks me up that Ironman continues with the ad hominem attacks, accusations of cognitive dissonance, and emotional rhetoric, but still hasn't actually pointed to any documentation whatsoever to debunk the concerns raised by the Scientific American article.
Frogbyte do you use paracetamol or aspirin? Do you consume Caffiene? Do you consume seedless grapes or seedless watermelon? How about Taurine, do you drink Red Bull?
No actually I don't consume any of those regularly unless taurine is in one of my protein supplements. I'd point out that caffeine and is not all that new, however, as people have been consuming that for 1000s of years. Also, there are in some cases strong benefits to aspirin, which is why it's different from these artificial sweeteners.
Back to the original question of whether to dump artificial sweetener into yogurt, I think the consensus is that the existing studies are not sufficient and more research would be needed for a definitive answer.
The disagreement seems to be on whether the prudent thing would be to not add the artificial sweeteners to the yogurt when there's no benefit to them. I would advise against dumping artificial sweeteners on everything, since there's no upside, and potentially a slight downside. (Unless you really strongly value the upside of "sugary taste", in which case, shrug, you have different priorities than me, and more power to you.)
Nope that is no longer the point. The point is now the fact that consensus is not what you think it is, but you still think you are right after having a mountain of evidence dropped on you. There has been too much for it to be selective reading. It has to be mental filtering and it's actually quite fascinating.
What it says about issues of indoctrination and the natural selection and survival of memes are very telling.