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About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff and very glad to have left that mess behind. Formerly Michael Blowhard of the cultureblog Now a rootless parasite and bon vivant on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.
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3 Responses to Linkage

  1. Fenster says:

    That Kalb is a crankypants. Not that he isn’t on to something. I just think he talks a good game humanity’s crooked timberness but has a totalizing agenda of his own.


  2. Fenster says:

    I think Mark’s post shows crankypants tendencies as well. I avoid processed foods, avoid fast foods, make my own schmaltz and lard, eat lots of leafy green vegetables, etc. But I keep finding myself unwilling to go the full distance and conclude that locavore is way superior, grass-fed blah-blah, no genetic modifications, please. I buy meat from a store. I buy fresh vegetables–possibly flown in from Chile, at a local greengrocer. And no, I am not going to spend $7.50 for a dozen eggs, unless you dig up a peer-reviewed study that demonstrates superiority, and in cost-benefit terms.

    Global warming alarmists are often accused of treating the issue in religious terms, with skeptics left to point out that the actual science is not that clear, given the huge complexity of climate as a phenomenon. I think something similar is happening here. Sure, you should eat well, and you can do that by avoiding obvious baddies like transfats and too much processed carbs and sugars. But are the larger, blunderbuss claims made here really backed up by scientific consensus? Or is this religion in its own way?


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