Really? Searing meat is a myth? My mind is blown.
However, in the book On Food and Cooking, Harold McGee finally makes a direct comparison between a seared piece of meat and an un-seared piece, both cooked with identical methods. The result was that the seared piece of meat actually retained fewer juices than the un-seared piece, and at the very least the searing did nothing to preserve the moisture inside the meat.
It also seems like dairy isn’t the only thing that’s good for your bones. (link)