I just own a little bike shop. I'm a retail/small biz guy. I did go to college in Electrical Engineering and Natural Science/Math, but have never been employed in any of that jazz. I really am only gaining the skills just now to read and analyze and use my PaleoSkeptic powers on various studies and reports of studies in the media. I'm certainly not a technical "nerd" (but I am a dork)
I rely on sites such as this, the writing of Eades, Taubes, Harris, Guynet (spelling), Peter @ Hyperlipid, DrBG, Dr T, Davis, etc etc. to help me navigate those rocky shoals of Conventional Wisdom and the Low Fat/Processed food agenda.
The PaleoNerds are my heroes, and I love that all this information is floating around for free and so accessible.