I’ve been saying this for years. The problem isn’t coming up with enough calories; it’s about feeding people a healthy diet. But the calorie-counting insanity is going to cause poor health all over, not just in the West.
Ashe Schow writes that now it’s become the latest thing to be problematic.
…is exhausted. As I’ve often noted, both Trump and Brexit were revolts against an unimpressive “elite” who thought themselves our moral and intellectual superiors, with no basis.
But like the Bourbons, the continue to know nothing, and forget nothing.
We baby boomers got it from watching cartoons.
Yup. But it makes you wonder about the current generations, particularly when a lot of the Loony Tunes are being censored.
Some intellectual history from Jonah Goldberg, on the demise of The Weekly Standard.
Some thoughts on the sad state of contemporary political discourse and freedom of expression.
Teaching techniques on patients who can actually provide feedback.
What a concept. I’m continually amazed at the stupid things the medical profession does, just because “that’s how we’ve always done it.” I also think there remains a lot of rampant sexism in the profession, with deleterious effects on womens’ health.
Thoughts from Tim Ball on ad homimem and ad verecundiam.
Are they impeded in their work by their refusal to accept evolutionary psychology?
In short, yes. It’s part of the Left’s war on science, and its war on human nature. If people aren’t tabula rasas, how are we to create the New Soviet Man?
[Update a few minutes later]
This is interesting:
On an optimistic note, Buss and von Hippel point out that their survey found that a substantial minority of social psychologists did endorse findings rooted in evolutionary biology. But still there is a long way to go until the schism in psychological and theoretical perspectives is bridged – a situation they believe is likely made worse by the lack of proper training in evolutionary sciences in psychology*. “Not a single degree-granting institution in the United States, to our knowledge, requires even a single course in evolutionary biology as part of a degree in psychology,” they write, adding that this is “an astonishing educational gap that disconnects psychology from the rest of the life sciences.”
I hadn’t been aware of this, but it’s one more reason to not take the field seriously.