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Is Fat Acceptance Skepticism or Denialism? Contrasting FA, FL, and HAES with Climate Change Denialism

As I said in my last post, people in the Fat Acceptance/Fat Liberation and Health At Every Size movements are compared to creationists, anti-vaccine activists, and, most frequently, climate change deniers. This actually does get under my skin a bit, … 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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Resistance to new ideas in science: Part 1: sleep science

Via Mike the Mad Biologist, there’s a mini-paradigm shift in sleep science. Apparently, an unbroken ~8 hours of sleep is NOT the ideal; it’s better to have two four-hour chunks separated by an hour or two. Sleep specialists, along with … Continue reading

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