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Diet and nutrition / How safe are "safe starches"?
« on: February 29, 2012, 08:51:18 PM »
...and are all potatoes equally "safe"?

My Potato Project; The Importance of "Organic"

Miscellaneous / Free Vitamix blender drawing
« on: January 30, 2012, 08:28:58 AM »
No purchase necessary and I'm not affiliated with the one putting on the drawing, Chris Kresser, so I don't think this constitutes advertising, but if it does, the moderators are free to delete it. Full disclosure: if 3 people enter the drawing via the link, I get entered in another drawing.

I don't normally enter this sort of thing, but Chris Kresser is an excellent Paleo blogger and the Vitamix seems like a good product.

Diet and nutrition / Vote for Paleo diet
« on: June 23, 2011, 01:45:04 PM »
You can vote for the effectiveness of Paleo-type diets at a bogus US News article where they polled dingbat "experts" that rated it the worst of 20 diets (thus illustrating the "expert problem" that Nassim Taleb talks about):

I didn't see this posted anywhere, but if it was, I apologize for the duplicate post.

Empty-suit problem (or “expert problem”): Some professionals have no
differential abilities from the rest of the population, but for some reason,
and against their empirical records, are believed to be experts:
clinical psychologists, academic economists, risk “experts,” statisticians,
political analysts, financial “experts,” military analysts, CEOs,
et cetera. They dress up their expertise in beautiful language, jargon,
mathematics, and often wear expensive suits. --Nassim Taleb,

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