There's been a couple of times where non-expert me has asked a question on a SE site, received great well-written answers, but couldn't decide which answer to accept due to my lack of my expertise on the topic (I guess that's why I'm asking).
Examples of such questions include: Can I figure out what my baby wants by the sound it makes when it cries? and What are the nutritional benefits of saturated fats?
The saturated fats question in particular provides two well constructed by diametrically opposed answers. I accepted one that seemed the best researched, but I can't really tell which on is really correct.
It seems that for technical/solve-the-problem-now kind of sites (ie stackoverflow or DIY) I can provide immediate feedback as to whether something worked or not. However on purely knowledge/informational type questions there's no immediate feedback I can provide to the other SE users as to whether something worked or is correct. I can't go run studies on whether saturated fats are good or not without dedicating a career to the topic for example.
Anyway, in these kinds of situations. when I can't really know which is correct or I can't give immediate feedback about what worked, how should I accept answers? Should I maybe just NOT accept an answer and let my accept rate lag (making me appear like a poor user)?