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    If you have already read Good Calories/Bad...

    If you have already read Good Calories/Bad Calories. I don't see much reason to also read Why We Get Fat, as others have suggested. They are virtually the same book. The only difference is that WWGF...
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    Currently reading two books: Biological...

    Currently reading two books:

    Biological Approaches to the Study of Human Intelligence (Edited by Philip A. Vernon), includes essays from Arthur Jensen, Richard Lynn, H. J. Eysenck and others.
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    I was spanked a few times as a child. At some...

    I was spanked a few times as a child. At some point, around first grade I think, my parents stopped doing it. I’m not sure if it was because they felt I was too old, or if they felt it was wrong....
  4. haha I love Chris Christie, he can eat donuts for...

    haha I love Chris Christie, he can eat donuts for the both of us if it means pissing someone off.
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    I think people are dramatically misunderstanding...

    I think people are dramatically misunderstanding what I wrote. In the same of scientific curiosity, I am pointing out that optimal nutrition for groups of people should be researched more heavily...
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    Should I really be eating like an Inuit?

    I was thinking about the Inuit, the unofficial Primal mascots who ate basically nothing but fat and protein. In all the books I have read concerning the primal/paleo way of life, they are showcased...
  7. I don't want to hijack the thread, but I have...

    I don't want to hijack the thread, but I have observed a similar trend in politics were certain issues that I'm not sure have anything to do with a right/left paradigm get shoved onto one side or the...
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    Hey, whatever motivates you, right?

    Hey, whatever motivates you, right?
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    True, but at least academically, I feel there...

    True, but at least academically, I feel there must be different levels of optimal nutrition. If you follow the basic guidelines of primal nutrition, you should see results despite your ethnicity. But...
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    Well eugenics is ostensibly aimed at promoting...

    Well eugenics is ostensibly aimed at promoting positive gene selection, hence the word which literally means "good gene." I doubt that these emperors did this with any long term goal in mind for the...
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    Seriously flawed is a bit strong, considered...

    Seriously flawed is a bit strong, considered diabetes type 2 is 2.5x more likely to occur in the Navaho and 4x more likely to occur in Aboriginals (than Europeans). I'll grant you that those in...
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    I do believe the book, The 10,000 Year Explosion...

    I do believe the book, The 10,000 Year Explosion by Cochran and Harpending discussion some of these nutritional differences though I feel probably exist, and use the same example you did with...
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    Only because I wanted to stay on topic, but I...

    Only because I wanted to stay on topic, but I suppose it doesn't matter. I never claimed that the vast majority of genetic diversity was correlated with race. I suggested that in my original post,...
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    But before this spirals out of control, why don’t...

    But before this spirals out of control, why don’t we stay on topic. If you want to refute my theory on primal nutrition for non-whites, link to me articles or something for a discussion. But I...
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    I have dealt with some of these issues before,...

    I have dealt with some of these issues before, but I feel it’s my fault for bringing up a racial issue since it was bound to cause a stir. The link you sent me doesn’t refute anything, it just...
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    Again, small genetic differences can have...

    Again, small genetic differences can have significant real world outcomes. The fact that we share most of our genetic data with everybody else doesn’t mean that differences do not exist. I have...
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    Ethnicity and Primal Eating

    I have an amateur interest in genetics and evolution and I have always disagreed with the notion that humans have undergone little to no evolutionary change over the past 10,000 years. As we know,...
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    If it paid enough I would totally be a full time fluffer.
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    I’m weird in the sense that I have always viewed...

    I’m weird in the sense that I have always viewed paleo/primal as being somewhat academic, putting my health on the line to validate scientific concepts that are notoriously under researched and...
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    Primal/Paleo to me is a result of my increased...

    Primal/Paleo to me is a result of my increased interest in the sciences, particularly natural and evolutionary science. These same interests have pushed me in the direction of being an...
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    I have cut back a lot on alcohol too and not...

    I have cut back a lot on alcohol too and not because I have been trying to live a primal lifestyle. When I started I basically made the choice that alcohol would be my main vice instead of other...
  22. The most frustrating thing for me is that I...

    The most frustrating thing for me is that I really don’t like what is on the menu. While I have nothing against meat, nor hold any views against its consumption, I just don’t really like to eat it....
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    No prob!

    No prob!
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    Yea, I was primarly refering to sub-Saharan...

    Yea, I was primarly refering to sub-Saharan Africans. Although you might find this article interesting too. It speculates that sub-Saharan Africans may have traces of DNA from another,...
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    Africans for the most part don't have any...

    Africans for the most part don't have any Neanderthal DNA.
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