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  1. Thread: Halloween

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    Usual garb, I'm afraid. It's not much observed...

    Usual garb, I'm afraid. It's not much observed here -- England -- although the supermarkets put out displays for this as for every other possible selling opportunity.

    I know you do make a lot of...
  2. Well ... if anyone else would like these...

    Well ... if anyone else would like these references, let me know and I'll dig them out.


    They're interesting enough. It seems to me that this is likely how the notion of cheese making arose in...
  3. Likely not, I'd say, though I doubt there's...

    Likely not, I'd say, though I doubt there's cast-iron proof anywhere.



    I've none either -- though, FWIW, I've come across a couple of references of North American Plains Indians killing sucking...
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    I think it's interesting … up to a point. But...

    I think it's interesting … up to a point. But what he's trying to do, it seems to me, is fit the observed results of eating a vegetarian diet back into the understanding that Gary Taubes dubbed,...
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    Cat apology goes wrong

    There's a saying that the internet, all high-mindednss about free communication and world understanding to teh contrary, has now mostly become a venue for swapping cat stories and videos. However...
  6. Breaking the paradigm -- "spiritual healing"

    Apologies for using the word "paradigm". :rolleyes:

    Anyway, there's an intriguing new episode on Evan Brand's always interesting podcast. Here's he's talking to Kyriacos Markides, a professor...
  7. Romano-Britons had less gum disease than modern Britons

    Another interesting post at Eurekalert Archaeology.



    Quite a difference.

    As the first paragraph quoted indicates, they seem to be putting the worse gum-health in modern populations down to...
  8. Thread: Ray Audette

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    Ray Audette

    So last night I updated iTunes and the new version had some kind of listing where it pushed in my face every podcast I haven't updated for 40,000 years or so.

    This included an episode from Mr....
  9. Ancient Europeans intolerant to lactose for 5,000 years after they adopted

    A new post on Eurekalert Archaeology which originates in a new press release from University College, Dublin.



    I guess this is kind of interesting from the historical point of view. But I'm...
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    The polite parrot

    A woman goes to a pet shop to buy a parrot.

    She says to the owner, I want a parrot, but I dont want one of those nasty rude parrots, because sometimes the vicar comes to tea.

    Ive got just...
  11. Off topic, what I want to know is this: What's...

    Off topic, what I want to know is this: What's this fad for calling porridge "oatmeal" ?

    Oatmeal is what oatmeal porridge is made from not the made dish. Meal is a general term, meaning:


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    How opinion is sometimes formed

    I felt compelled to share this, because I think the passage I'm about to get round to quoting states concisely and brilliantly how public opinion frequently gets manipulated.

    And this applies to...
  13. Thread: Steve Jobs

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    The worst thing seems to be high-sugar diets. ...

    The worst thing seems to be high-sugar diets.

    See the Caveman Doctor (who is an oncologist) on this:

    Caveman Doctor - Caveman Doctor

    Or try his new book:

    Misguided Medicine: The truth...
  14. Thread: Primal Acronyms

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    Sticky: RW Rob Wolf

    RW

    Rob Wolf
  15. Thread: Amazake?

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    The same as you. AFAICT, a fairly low-carb...

    The same as you.



    AFAICT, a fairly low-carb diet suits most people (and most modern diets are anything but). But I doubt traditional foods that are fairly high-carb but not highly processed do...
  16. Thread: News Diet

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    News Diet

    I don't whether strictly speaking this could be called a "Paleo" concept, but the notion is around in the movement, or its fringes, here and there.

    I think it's an interesting one and that much...
  17. Trypsin inhibitors bred up in wheat to deadly effect?

    Dr. Art Ayers is claiming that coeliac disease is actually caused by the large amount of trypsin inhibitor in modern wheat strains -- combined with the way wheat is usually milled nowadays.
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  18. Thread: RFID Madness

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    RFID Madness

    I think this must by now be a familiar topic -- the ability of new technology to pose new threats to our health, general well-being, and social life, as well as to open new possibilities for us.
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    It's a number of things. In fact, there are so...

    It's a number of things. In fact, there are so many sides to it and the whole thing is so complex that the full problem couldn't even be stated briefly.

    Yes, you're right that the angle at the...
  20. ROTFL. I dunno why there are still two pages...

    ROTFL.

    I dunno why there are still two pages left to the thread.


    I mean one could say, "The Paleo Diet? Did you actually read it? Here 'tis. It's (a) not forced on anyone, and (b) not a...
  21. 7' 2" Dutch bodybuilder dressed as an orc visits the supermarket ...

    Don't mind this 7ft2in Lord of the Rings orc, he's just buying milk from a supermarket in Holland | Metro News
  22. I don't know that it would necessarily have to be...

    I don't know that it would necessarily have to be the Paleo Diet, but I think there's some evidence that something closer to an "ancestral" diet helps. I mean some kind of diet that:

    (1) is...
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    Yeah, that's good. That one seems to be an...

    Yeah, that's good. That one seems to be an English folksong:

    All Things Are Quite Silent (Roud 2532)

    Her husband's been press-ganged. I think there's a version of the Scottish folksong "The...
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    Surely we haven't finished with Scottish...

    Surely we haven't finished with Scottish folksongs yet.

    Here's Steeleye Span singing an old song about a newly married Galloway lass whose seafaring husband is drowned at sea.

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    Here's Jed Marum again, playing the Scottish...

    Here's Jed Marum again, playing the Scottish folktune that's usually used for the "Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond" but here used with an Irish song called "Red is the Rose":

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