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Earliest Known Cooked Carbs Identified at Cave site in South Africa Dating Back 170K Years


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Not that many people really believe the pseudoscientific rationale for the Paleo diet anyway, but a recent study provided further proof of its silliness. Here's the original paper, which is paywalled for most of us, and an explanatory article which is not.

 

For those who follow/advocate for low-carb and no-carb diets, please understand that I'm not suggesting they don't work (within the usual limitations of any such effort). But the silly evolutionary argument advanced by the originators of the Paleo diet is purely bunk, with no valid scientific basis.

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“What is called sound economics is very often what mirrors the needs of the respectably affluent.” - John Kenneth Galbraith

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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You're correct, I mistakenly conflated them with the broader low/no carb ethos. It's grains and legumes specifically that the paleo crew object to.

 

I shall have to de-gloat the title of the thread...

 

(I'll leave my original post stand, because when I say something stupid I own up to it) :P

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“What is called sound economics is very often what mirrors the needs of the respectably affluent.” - John Kenneth Galbraith

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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K just going outside to scream - who cares! - not real science but as noted  if it works for ya ok  just don't preach.

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