Blowhard, Esq. writes:
I’m shocked and saddened to learn that scientist, professor, self-experimentation advocate, and best-selling author Seth Roberts has died. I was an avid reader of Seth’s blog for years and even met him in person a couple times. Being a fan of his, I was tickled when on a few occasions he rang me up to get my opinion on ideas he was kicking around. Not only was Seth a tireless critic of academia and the medical establishment, he went one step further by actually showing how the average person can do things better than the so-called professionals.
For those who don’t know about Seth, here are some good places to start:
- The Shangri-La Diet. The science behind SLD.
- Morning Faces therapy.
- The Umami Hypothesis: Why we need to eat microbes.
- I never tired of reading his unorthodox thoughts on the scientific method and education.
Seth was a brilliant and generous person. He will be missed.