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101: The difference between “everyone knows” and research

“Don’t you realize that fat is unhealthy?” is often asked by concerned people/concern trolls in FA spaces. I came upon a variation of it that’s worth addressing as the first comment here. The commenter responds to Tanteterri’s criticism of “everyone … Continue reading

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Resistance to new ideas in science: Part 2: Mothers doing anything besides mothering

In Mother Nature, Sarah Blaffer Hrdy talks about how the scientific picture of maternal behavior (human and animal) has become much more complicated in the last couple centuries. I think that this is instructive in looking at how both “conventional … Continue reading

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