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Paleo "idiocy"?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 10, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Surprised that nobody seems to have mentioned an article that I've seen several references to: "Caving in to the ancient idiocy of the 'Paleo diet'" by Richard Poplak

http://dailymaverick.co.za/article/2012-04-10-caving-in-to-the-ancient-idiocy-of-the-paleo-diet

He totally disses Cordain, and seems his big beef is that Paleolithic man 1) cooked (duh), and 2) went around clubbing all his compadres. Or am I missing something?

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on April 10, 2012
at 06:16 PM

I'm actually thinking now that this may be an odd joke. Poplak seems to be an actual journalist, and I'm intrigued at how poorly researched and written this particular piece of "journalism" (scares quotes intended) is.

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on April 10, 2012
at 06:13 PM

I dismiss writers like that just for being so bitter about what they don't agree with. That kind of writing style is such a turn off. It's also a particular pet peeve of mine when someone puts Dr. in quotes just because they don't agree with the person.

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on April 10, 2012
at 06:11 PM

This article is incredibly inflammatory. I think it only serves to attempt to irritate people. I tried to overlook the use of scare-quotes all over the place, but the article quickly devolved into utter shit.

I didn't learn anything from the article, for or against my currently held beliefs. I stopped counting logical fallacies after 5 of them in 3 paragraphs.

EDIT: I'm actually thinking now that this may be an odd joke. Poplak seems to be an actual journalist, and I'm intrigued at how poorly researched and written this particular piece of "journalism" (scares quotes intended) is.

EDIT: Okay, wow - the article he "referenced" - http://jezebel.com/5899319/stop-using-cavemen-as-an-excuse-for-your-fad-diet - has the same ideas, but they are put together cogently and actually make an arguable point, which to summarize is "stop using 'caveman' as a basis for fads".

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on April 10, 2012
at 06:16 PM

I'm actually thinking now that this may be an odd joke. Poplak seems to be an actual journalist, and I'm intrigued at how poorly researched and written this particular piece of "journalism" (scares quotes intended) is.

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Ef40e29cee3d4f7b6d60e3473824f1dc

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on April 10, 2012
at 06:18 PM

garbage article, not worth the attention. Move on

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on April 10, 2012
at 06:15 PM

i looked at his website; its pretty telling. this is obviously a paycheque piece with no real thought or research done.

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