[ExI] Carbohydrates and energy
sparge at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 14:26:11 UTC 2011
On Apr 19, 2011 8:23 AM, "Harvey Newstrom" <mail at harveynewstrom.com> wrote:
> No faith at all. I look at the scientific evidence.
OK, then what scientific evidence do you have that your diet is healthy? Has
it even been studied?
> This article looks like hand-waving and denialism to me. It argues maybe
> the scientists are wrong. Maybe animal experiments don't apply to humans.
> Maybe the lab doesn't represent the real world. Maybe more research is
> required. Maybe.
I don't think Taubes argues that *maybe* more research it's
required...clearly he thinks it is required.
> If we don't use current science or current experimental results or the
> scientific method, what do we base our nutritional opinions upon?
How about (1) knowledge of human biochemistry and (2) knowledge of the diets
that our species evolved under?
> Did you read the same references I gave?
Yeah, I read then when I posted them here back in round 1 of the
> Multiple historical sites?
> Wide-spread geography? Different latitudes? A dozen different grains
> cataloged? Proof of widespread cooking of grains? Fossils in teeth and
> excrement and storage of grains?
> What part of all of this are you calling "thin evidence"?
That's less than half a dozen examples of wild grain consumption. Compare
that to the thousands of sites with evidence of meat consumption.
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