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Can we feed the world?

One of the links in the roundup of Interesting Stuff I posted a couple days ago was a video entitled Can We Feed The World? Well, not if we’re trying to feed the world according to the USDA recommendations, which … Continue reading

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Link roundup

Have a few interesting things: A Canadian documentary about the sugar industry. Joel Salatin talking about how “industrial science” isn’t asking the right questions when it comes to evaluating ecology-integrated agricultural techniques. Forbes on GamerGate. Moral Panics And The Death … Continue reading

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Constructive Shaming

I am a “moderate” when it comes to social pressure as a mechanism for controlling one’s peers. Basically, I think that shaming and stigmas are appropriate tools for society to deal with problems that don’t lend themselves overmuch to legal … Continue reading

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Dietary Guidelines

Someday, the mainstream health advice in America is going to (re)discover that unprocessed fats are not bad for you. Maybe in that future halcyon day, I’ll be able to go down the “health food” isle looking for dairy substitutes (like … Continue reading

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Tools are Morally Neutral

A hammer can be a tool used for good – to build a house – or for evil – to beat someone to death. A gun can be used for self-defence and for shooting game to feed one’s family – … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Vegetarianism

As someone of the low-carb/paleo persuasion, I find vegetarians’ moral preening about not eating animals to be kind of amusing, in light of the ecological damage that mono-crop grains do. I mean, how many millions of rodents and insects are … Continue reading

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This Is Why We’re Fat

A very long article, by a female doctor, who worked in a bariatric surgery clinic no less, who doesn’t actually know how people get fat. Or how to help them. It’s the insulin, “doctor.” Without insulin, excess energy is not … Continue reading

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