Todd has "invented" or defined the word, "Hormesis".
In science, you must sometimes either "invent" new words, or re-define "old words". That might seem difficult, but I know Galileo was condemmed because he took the earth to be somthing that could "move". This when every rational lay-man, knew that this rock-hard earth could never move. Thus Galileo had to both redefine the words "move" and "earth" if his concept would have ANY MEANING AT ALL! I would suggest reading the book, "Inventing Reality', sub-title, "Physics as Language", by Bruce Gregory. I consider Galileo a "stoic" because he felt is "truth" was so important, that he had to PUBLISH IT. In my judgment, this is what science is all about. I do get into "arguments" with some "medical people" about this issue of science -- and that is because the believe that there ability to "quick fix" in an office with a strong minus -- is "perfect science". Here again, the issue is who EXACTLY defines science, or the very words of science. In that sence, Todd's site is work to define "stoic" and "altruistic", that is combined into the work, "Hormesis". I hope you enjoy Todd's advocacy and site as I do. I always believe in getting words "right" so we can have a better future. I also believe in "working together" to achieve your presonal goal, be it "weight control" or preventing entry into nearsightedness (or my term, negative refractive STATE of the natural eye). Enjoy, Otis