The Good, The Bad and The Ugly III

Just because something isn’t a lie does not mean that it isn’t deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction. ― Criss Jami We’ve looked at the good. We’ve looked at some bad. Now…the ugly. Eating protein […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly II

I’ve always thought that explaining how science goes wrong is the best way to explain how science really works. There is a beauty in the clever ways that trials can be rigged by design, and it speaks to the reasons we do trials in the first place: because we want them to be fair test […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly I

There’s a patch of old snow in a corner That I should have guessed Was a blow-away paper the rain Had brought to rest. It is speckled with grime as if Small print overspread it, The news of a day I’ve forgotten — If I ever read it. –Robert Frost There’s good, bad and ugly […]

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2 + 2 = 4ish

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong. –Albert Einstein Anymore, I can’t resist the ads that pop up on my screen inviting me to investigate some surefire way to lose weight. I almost always know what I’ll find, and I’m always excited that it might be […]

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Some One Had Blunder’d

‘Forward, the Light Brigade!’ Was there a man dismay’d? Not tho’ the soldiers knew   Some one had blunder’d: Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die: Into the valley of Death   Rode the six hundred. –Alfred, Lord Tennyson Before we begin, calm yourself by watching […]

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Ours is But To Do Or Die

“Poirot,” I said. “I have been thinking.” “An admirable exercise my friend. Continue it.” –Agatha Christie In the last post we asked the question: WHY? Why so much sugar in a recipe when it wasn’t necessary for taste or texture? Today I have a new “why.” It comes from this article, a form of which […]

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The Wisdom of Crowds

Tom Naughton has put his recent speech at Springfield college up on Youtube. This is 45 minutes that are worth your time, as he explains how we went from a nation where people knew pretty much what to eat from experience and common wisdom, to one that is disgustingly fat and sick after The Anointed […]

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