What do you think?
What do you think?
I don't know alot about him but there are some crazy paleo people.
I think he just got more jollies being a jerk in comments on the various blogs out there than writing new posts on his blog. What bugs me is how he deleted so many of his old blog posts. I think he just went crazy all on his own.
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I think Harris just became a bit disillusioned about a lot of things in regards to Taubes/lowcarb and paleo in general. There's a lot of things in paleoland that the majority agreed upon a few years ago yet seems ridiculous now. Hell, it was only a few months ago that the large fluffy ldl was "non-athrogenic".
i don't blame kurt harris. you write a lot, you have that early exuberance... but you make the mistake of keeping an open mind! plus then you have to combat all the absolute bullshit science that people bandy about in the paleosphere, and that just gets tiring. how many times do you want to argue the fucking insulin hypothesis of obesity before you're just over it?! you get cynical. i wish he'd go back to writing, occasionally, but i almost respect him more for saying 'fuck it.'
I often feel embarrassed to say I eat paleo in some circles because of the crazy crap that floats around out there. I've sort of gotten tired of the associations that go with the name (low carb fanaticism, caveman recreationists, etc.) and so I don't use the label in conversation. I'm not all that surprised that he did the same, and after the shit he took for stating that he felt some starches were safe to eat (horrors!) I kind of get why he's pushed back.
Also, he kind of always was a little bit of a jerk in his writing style, but people didn't mind that as long as he was saying stuff they agreed with. As soon as he turned away from the insulin hypothesis, then people decided that blunt honesty from someone who wasn't scared to tell it like he saw it was now an offensive trait rather than an admirable one.
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