I have been defending this thesis statement for nearly two years, and have raised many disputes, some rather heated. This unproven thesis statement has generated much good science. I believe I can now prove that my thesis is correct.
"Raw, unmodified potato starch meets the current definition of a "prebiotic" and would, therefore, add value to diets that are low in fiber."
A good thesis statement should lead into a research question, such as:
"Is raw, unmodified potato starch a "prebiotic?"
And also leads to a call for more research, such as:
"What is the optimal dose of prebiotic potato starch?"
"What other prebiotic fibers would have a synergistic effect on raw potato starch?"
I did not realize the effect my original thesis statement would have on people when I first developed it, but it has taken a life of its own. I feel honored when I see someone try to disprove it, or come up with an alternate thesis directly opposing mine.