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Gary Taubes on Cherry-Picking and Paradigm Shifts (A Brief Thought on Science)

Warning: A Serious Blog Post Occurs Somewhere Below Some controversy recently erupted in the Twitter-sphere when a number of us including Dave Dixon and Dallas Hartwig were recently discussing Denise Minger’s angular hypothesis of atherosclerosis, in which she proposed that increased concentrations of serum bananas and increased concentrations of other plasma constituents with pointy ends or sharp edges penetrate the …

The Pursuit of Happiness Does Not Require Feet (A Brief Thought About Life)

Those of us living in the United States have enshrined in our founding documents the inalienable right to the pursuit of happiness, a concept that has older roots in European philosophers such as John Locke.  These documents, of course, provide not the slightest bit of instruction about how to embark upon this pursuit, wisely leaving …

Addiction to Noise and Stimulation (A Brief Thought About Life)

Stephan provides some interesting insights about the ability for overstimulating food to dull our senses and contribute to addiction, in which he expands the concept to stimulation from other sources such as drugs and video games, and notes the powerful effect that meditation can have in reversing these effects: Simple Food: Thoughts on Practicality I …

Can Christians Be Paleo? Christianity, Faith, Evidence, Dobzhansky, Evolution, and More

Jimmy Moore recently raised the question, “Can a Christian Follow A Paleo Low-Carb Diet?”  He raised the question because he has received emails from people who find it difficult to answer why God created grains if they are bad for us, why God put Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden eating a vegetarian diet if we are not …