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Posted 12 December 2005 - 10:19 PM

Inquiring minds want to know.
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Posted 13 December 2005 - 05:35 AM

I'm curious too. He was no saint (who is?), but even if all his research wasn't iron clad, he still opened the doors for a new way of looking at biology...

Kind of like how Freud was a misogynist cokehead, but revolutionized psychiatry.

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 09:24 AM

... and he banged a lot of older rich broads.
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Posted 13 December 2005 - 10:18 AM

It was his theory of clown evolution that upsets Abby.

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 08:15 AM

Ha!

You sure Cros? I'll have to use them multisyllabic words again.
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Posted 15 December 2005 - 09:52 AM

As long as they don't involve in-tel-lig-ent and de-sign, I'm OK with that.

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 11:43 AM

Bite your tongue.

Ok, in a nutshell, so I don’t have to go all Sixer and insert footnotes.

Darwin didn’t catalog his famous finches from the Galapagos. His assistant did. Darwin didn’t really notice the evidence of adaptive radiation in the finches (kinda the foundation of his theory). Why? Because he was focused on the fact that there were both marine and terrestrial iguanas there. And he was too busy hurling terrestrial iguanas into the ocean to see if that would turn them into marine iguanas. Give that mental image a moment to sink in.

Fast forward to when he got back to England and was floating duck feet in jars in his study. Thanks to his assistant, Darwin kinda had a theory at this point, but after chatting with some of his fellow respected naturalists, decided it would be best to keep it to himself. Plus, it wasn’t really all that coherent a theory yet.

Meanwhile, there was this other younger guy named Wallace (who incidentally shares Elvis' birthday, so that makes him cool). And Wallace was familiar with Darwin’s work and respected him. And he was sailing all over the globe inventing the field of island biogeography, taking meticulous notes on beetles and birds and small mammals. Writing papers on the introduction of new species and getting really close to what we now know as Darwin's theory. And he was corresponding with Darwin.

One day, Wallace was in the Malay Archipelago, going back and forth between the chills and the sweats while suffering from a mean case of malaria, and it hit him. He independently came up with the same theory as Darwin, but more coherent. So he wrote Darwin and asked him to look it over.

Darwin chatted a bit with his friends and decided it was best to bring out all the work he did before he got one-upped by some other guy. So, the reason Darwin's work was presented was merely because he was about to get scooped. Who knows how long he would have sat on it if not for Wallace.

That's the short version. I'd go into more sordid detail, but there are already too many words here for most of you. Basically, Darwin was a bad scientist in my opinion. Wallace, on the other hand was a brilliant man, and he's merely a footnote in a few biology texts.
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Posted 15 December 2005 - 11:50 AM

wallace schmallace

did the iguanas ever learn to swim?
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Posted 15 December 2005 - 11:51 AM

Interesting. I learned something today.

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 11:53 AM

i never learn
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Posted 15 December 2005 - 11:53 AM

Sorry 'bout that, TGO. :ohsnap:
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Posted 15 December 2005 - 11:57 AM

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 12:00 PM

SHE'S BLINDING ME WITH

SCIENCE!
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Posted 15 December 2005 - 12:04 PM

Yeah, but did Wallace have a long grey beard?

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 12:06 PM

Where was Gromit?

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 12:06 PM

In all seriousness though, thanks Abby. I didn't know any of the history behind Darwin's theory, only the theory itself.

Interestingly enough, I have a bearded dragon (australian DESERT lizard), and he can swim. Stupid iguanas.

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 12:06 PM

Yeah, but did Wallace have a long grey beard?


no, but he DID put on blue facepaint on and kicked the shit out of a bunch of stupid british cunts.

too bad they killed his ass.



TGO - HA!
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Posted 15 December 2005 - 12:16 PM

Yeah, but did Wallace have a long grey beard?

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 12:17 PM

Although in his younger days he liked to entertain the local kids.

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 12:24 PM

That's OK as long as it was in the name of science.

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 12:30 PM

mmmm i like to 'play scientist' with the local kids
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Posted 15 December 2005 - 12:49 PM

I thought that was "doctor."

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 12:53 PM

And he was too busy hurling terrestrial iguanas into the ocean to see if that would turn them into marine iguanas.  Give that mental image a moment to sink in.

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 01:49 PM

I thought that was "doctor."

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it is.

i play doctor mengele, the mad scientist
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Posted 15 December 2005 - 03:42 PM

It all goes back to the "assholes" and "creeps" equation. Wallace as the creative creep, Darwin as the pimping asshole.

Either way, the theory holds ...
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Posted 15 December 2005 - 04:29 PM

Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut is one of my favorites.

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 04:12 AM

Upon witnessing the Iguanas being thrown into the water, Wallace exclaimed, "There's a difference between us. You think the people of this land exist to provide you with position. I think your position exists to provide those people with freedom. And I go to make sure that they have it".

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 06:47 AM

unfortunately, mel couldn't play THIS wallace.

way too much passion for the christ.
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Posted 20 December 2005 - 11:05 PM

For future reference, in order to save you all some insane diatribe, please avoid these subjects:

-The Agricultural Revolution
-Hemingway

I get a bit passionate about these subjects when I drink.

I would add "the written word" to this list but that would create too great a conundrum.
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Posted 21 December 2005 - 05:56 AM

For future reference, in order to save you all some insane diatribe, please avoid these subjects:

http://www.louchedlounge.com/forums/
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Posted 21 December 2005 - 08:13 AM

But I like insane diatribes. They're all I understand these days.

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Posted 21 December 2005 - 02:24 PM

Now my curiosity is piqued.
That can be a dangerous thing.
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 07:39 PM

You'll come to visit me in Vegas one day.
And we'll start talking.
And those subjects will come up.
And you'll regret that.
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Posted 23 December 2005 - 06:48 PM

Yes to the first three.

Damnable curiosity's the greater part of my nature.
It won't be the first time it led me down the path of regret.
I ain't ascairt.
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Posted 23 December 2005 - 10:49 PM

It won't be the first time it led me down the path of regret.

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I feel your pain.

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Posted 25 December 2005 - 07:15 PM

For future reference, in order to save you all some insane diatribe, please avoid these subjects:

-The Agricultural Revolution
-Hemingway

I get a bit passionate about these subjects when I drink.

I would add "the written word" to this list but that would create too great a conundrum.

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Hemingway, for or against?
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Posted 27 December 2005 - 06:18 PM

It's not really a matter of for or against.
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Posted 27 December 2005 - 07:59 PM

OK, like or dislike.

I like.

Then again I remember watching "The Old Man and the Sea" at a drive in when I was wee high.

I also watched Bull fights in Spain.

And, I like DITA.

But, I've never been Marlin Fishing.
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Posted 27 December 2005 - 08:34 PM

The Old Man and the Sea is how the Hemingway thing started.
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Posted 03 January 2006 - 01:29 AM

Islands in the Stream, not the fucking movie. It will rip your guts out.
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Posted 03 January 2006 - 07:05 AM

dolly has nice big titties
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Posted 06 January 2006 - 08:06 AM

I read that evolution furnished human females with big titties to fool you gents into perceiving asses on our fronts.
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Posted 06 January 2006 - 08:47 AM

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 09:06 AM

and we won't know if yer cummin' or goin'?
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Posted 06 January 2006 - 09:15 AM

How many men have ever been able to discern that anyway?

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 01:28 PM

I'd answer that, but I'm still working on getting responses from a representative sample.
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 09:28 PM

Back on the subject of evolution, I recently watched a special that dealt with the fact that human females have selected for large penises.

Apparently, if you compared the human male to the gorilla or chimp male, and sized the genitalia accordingly, you'd all be laughable. Tiny, skinny little penises.

But, if I remember correctly, your Balz™ would be huge. I may be wrong on that fact. That may have just been a thought in my head that made me giggle. The first part's all good, though.

Just comfirms the fact that women have all the power, even if the rest of you haven't figured that out yet.
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 09:41 PM

There's a whole book that's pretty much an expansion on that topic called "The Third Chimpanzee". By a pop-anthropology ( like there is such a thing ) writer, Jared Diamond ( Guns, Germs, and Steel )

A lot about how males and females have evolved separately, with adjustments to account for each other's selections.



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Posted 03 April 2006 - 09:42 PM

But, if I remember correctly, your Balz™ would be huge.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 09:45 PM

Actually, that's an interesting read.
As is Rats, Lice and History.
And The Origin of Consciousness and the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind.





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Posted 03 April 2006 - 09:53 PM

I read that evolution furnished human females with big titties to fool you gents into perceiving asses on our fronts.

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And why do you think evolution has selected for big red lips?
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 09:56 PM

Consciousness here?

Then the next thing you know, we'd have to put on a suit and a tie, and............. :DrO2:
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:02 PM

Guys like teabags.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:02 PM

Funny, but that's just it.
You just have to be confident.

Jesus, look at the ex-Mayor!

These days, we select for something different.

Every time I go to a LF, I'm amazed there are women out there who would agree to be with you people forever.

It has to be confidence, because it ain't looks, strength, or intelligence.
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No fucking shit! we're drunks dumass!

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:04 PM

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:10 PM

That'll do it, too.

A new evolutionary tactic.
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 12:50 AM

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:56 AM

Wallace finally gets some respect.

From the front page of the Washington Post

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:52 AM

Onacuz of his
chest, no less.
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Posted 10 February 2009 - 02:03 PM

-The Agricultural Revolution


Ah. I'll be sure to raise the subject when we finally meet. I bet you won't be able to resist using footnotes.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 10:14 PM

If you're interested in the Agricultural Revolution, you should read Ishmael and The Story of B. Something tells me you already have though.
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 12:22 AM

For someone as benign as I can usually be, I must confess I'm a rabid Totalitarian Agriculturist (although one who'd also say that with all that power comes the responsibility to long-sighted).

It's easy to dislike this culture and to yearn for something else (invariably set in the distant past), but the eradication of old cultures have also erased the memory of their unpleasant sides. The (uncultured) grass isn't greener on the other side, despite the optical illusion due to our eagerness to fetishise the past.

Yes, famine and war are very conspicuous in settled cultures. That's because they're exceptional rather than endemic.

Perhaps as a hunter-gatherer you feel less stressed if you die of famine or have your skull cracked by competitive hunter-gatherers if it's a normal thing in life, but I doubt these are happy events.

And just to put things in perspective: the entire human species dwindled to between 2000 and 20000 individuals while everyone was a hunter-gatherer, so widespread famine and death is definitely not confined to agriculturism.

Even though the dominant culture fucked over women really badly, there are some things that plead in its favour. Its efficiency is what enabled it to become dominant (because other cultures weren't less ruthlessly competitive). That it enabled population growth was a side effect of its efficiency and other drives that culture shared with hunter-gatherer cultures.

Check these and you'll fix that issue (as they've done all too well in, say, Germany). And we passed a point in the 20th century where resource utilisation actually no longer has a lot to do with population numbers themselves (as the per-capita energy consumed by someone from the US shows all too well; let's hope the Chinese don't fall into the same trap), so B advocates fixing yesterday's problem when we're faced with very different ones - at least in Western culture.

Been there, read that, and unfortunately the last line is a lie. I ain't B.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 04:19 AM

The biggest romanticization I see of the past regularly is the notion that if something is "natural" then it is automatically better for you in terms of health, because our species used to only eat "natural" things (and incidentally had a far shorter life expectancy). All these easily hoodwinked people chugging wheat grass juice at Jamba Juice having no idea that their body can't absorb and metabolize chlorophyll, for example. I'm sure they have good intentions, there's nothing wrong with making one's health a priority, but there is something wrong in just assuming something is good for you simply because you believe it be a throwback to when we were less sophisticated apes (raw food anyone?).

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 05:08 AM

Life expectancy in the 19th century was lower than today probably due to the ravages of disease (especially on children), lack of sanitation and more primitive medical system than saying their food wasn't as good as that produced today.

I;ll take my locally grown organic carrots cooked please.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 07:16 AM

Darwinism Must Die So That Evolution May Live

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 12:31 PM

Y is it that ism
and a dead Darwin
make me think
of CG?
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 09:53 PM

Been there, read that, and unfortunately the last line is a lie. I ain't B.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 08:37 AM

Life expectancy in the 19th century was lower than today probably due to the ravages of disease (especially on children), lack of sanitation and more primitive medical system than saying their food wasn't as good as that produced today.

I;ll take my locally grown organic carrots cooked please.


Nothing wrong with eating healthy or eating organic. I'm directing my criticism more at health-fads such as raw food and wheat-grass drinkers, which seem to be based on the assumption that just because it's natural it's good.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 06:41 PM

The problem with eating healthy or eating organic is you wind up living too damn long. I’m even reconsidering the not smoking thing.
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Posted 13 February 2009 - 07:52 AM

Well, you would save your kind and compassionate insurance company much needed money in the long run by eating poorly and smoking.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 10:51 PM

Simply put, fuck my insurance company. I've paid in a lot of coin over the last 20 years and they bitch evrery time they have to pay a dime.
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 07:15 AM

If you're still under the same IATSE contract I'm under, it's about to get even worse.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 07:29 PM

Yes definitely lots of food fads that are supposed to help make you healthy. Plenty of folks seem enamored of them, but I fail to see the point when you could just eat decent food.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 06:34 AM

Unpasteurized cheese, eggs, chocolate, lots of vegetables and seafood, red meat once a month or so, wine every day. That's the Frenchie diet and they're healthier than us by pretty much every measure. So one can A) eat the pre-packaged Jenny Craig/Weight Watchers meals and eat "healthy" brand everything and overdose on fiber and end up with high blood pressure because of the shitload of sodium in "diet" food and then still have to have gastric band surgery to lose weight because they're too lazy to exercise...
B) or one can eat like Mediterraneans, exercise moderately and live longer with exponentially better tasting food.

I don't understand why so many people do column A instead of column B.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 08:06 AM

Column B requires some effort as well as cooking skills. For many, its easier to toss a box in the microwave and push a button.
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 08:34 AM

I thought it was the drive thru at Mickey D's.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 10:55 AM

The funny thing is that if people ate mediterranean most of the time, they probably could hit the drive thru at Mickey D's once a month and be fine.

Not sure why they'd want to do that though. Last time I ate there, which I think was 4 years ago, I fell asleep at work after eating a Quarter pounder with cheese. I think they put Methadone in their food.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 11:39 AM

The only problem I see with the Mediterranean diet is all the wine you're supposed to drink.

Is it OK to substitute absinthe, armagnac, cognac? Maybe even some grappa if you're in an Italian mood?

Well I'd better stop being lazy on the forum here and go cook a big pot of veggie soup so I have something to eat at the factory instead of Kettle potato chips, Ritz crackers, cheese.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 07:47 AM

the Frenchie diet

It's not just what they eat, it's how they eat. The old school French take time to enjoy their food instead of just stuffing it in as fast as possible.

The vivifying effects of Gauloises also help.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 04:36 PM

Six,

Pre-Ag Re = 16 hour work week. Say no more. (That's an average between men and women--hunting and gathering)

Porkio,

Anything done by any creature is “natural.” We’re a part of nature, ergo anything we do is “natural.” Use that argument next time.

Cros,

“The problem with eating healthy or eating organic is you wind up living too damn long. I’m even reconsidering the not smoking thing.”

So, like Vegas? Woohoo!

Nevermind...bad Cros!

Porkio, again,

“I don't understand why so many people do column A instead of column B.”

Because we're stupid. Because we're hopped up on cholesterol-lowering drugs. Because we don't WALK anywhere. Outside of NYC, we're a car culture. I'm guilty of it.

I am a lazy, cheese-eating, foie gras-lovin' sonofabitch. But, despite my genes, I am healthier than most...why? I drink good beer. While my doc refuses to acknowledge it, he knows I'm right. Everyone in my family has high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Except me. And I'm the only one who drinks and uses real butter. Coincidence? I think not.
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 04:37 PM

This is my favorite topic, ever, by the way.
There's just too much time to kill between all my mistakes.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:05 PM

I am a lazy, cheese-eating, foie gras-lovin' sonofabitch. But, despite my genes, I am healthier than most...why? I drink good beer. While my doc refuses to acknowledge it, he knows I'm right. Everyone in my family has high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Except me. And I'm the only one who drinks and uses real butter. Coincidence? I think not.


Cheese has lots of tyrosine which is a very important amino acid, and while cheese contains cholesterol, there is evidence that the tyrosine actually protects endothelial cells (the cells that make up your arteries) from oxidation and thus atherosclerosis. Eat aged Gouda, you can actually taste the tyrosine crystals that form in it. And real butter is exponentially better than the alternative of hydrogenated oils. An excess of butter is bad (an excess of anything is bad, duh), but it won't mess you up too bad as long as you don't eat loads of it. And while alcohol does slow down your metabolism of fat, if you're get moderate exercise then you'll be fine, plus moderate alcohol intake keeps your blood vessels elastic because it raises your HDL (good cholesterol) which in turn lowers your LDL (bad cholesterol). You're also young, so as long as your BP is under 120/80 then just keep doing what you're doing, you'll be fine.

Unless you smoke. Don't do that.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:25 PM

I spent two years living on Whoppers and Pizza.
And my BP is higher.

I think my genes require alcohol consumption for better health.
I'm sticking with that.
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 09:05 PM

Anything that is low fat I avoid.
Anything with corn syrup I avoid.
Butter and cheese, yum.
Beer, um, do I need to'xplain?
Real food good,
'mercan food bad.
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 11:44 PM

...if you're get moderate exercise then you'll be fine...

She's got no worries on that count. :blbl:
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Posted 24 February 2009 - 01:23 AM

Pre-Ag Re = 16 hour work week. Say no more. (That's an average between men and women--hunting and gathering)

Can't blame the worst excesses of the industrial revolution (and Anglo-American protestant ethics) on agriculture , I'm afraid. It's sloppy binary thinking and confusing correlation with causation.

You should live in Spain, or in rural Mediterranean France. Which are, by the way, still very much post-agricultural.

What someone like you is doing in the US rat race is a mistery to me.

Edited by sixela, 24 February 2009 - 06:17 AM.


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Posted 24 February 2009 - 02:16 AM

Can't blame the wordt excesses...

No, I guess you can'tt.
Tthis is an insttance where
you gottta blame the
lettterer excesssesses.

What someone like you is doing in the US rat race is a mistery to me.

Hey, mister,
quit pickin'
on the rodents
'less you got
yr own house
in orderer.
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Posted 24 February 2009 - 06:19 AM

I'm working for the rodents¹ -- and resenting every bit of it (but soon - ha! - the World Domination Plan will start to unfold its wings).

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 12:08 PM

I spent two years living on Whoppers and Pizza.
And my BP is higher.


That would probably be why it's higher. The upside is that very few people your age experience problems now if they have hypertension or are pre-hypertensive. The downside is that very many people who aren't obese but have high BP end up not addressing it because hey, they're not fat, so they assume they're healthy, or their doctor even tells them they're healthy. So they carry on as they were and the BP gets higher and their arteries become less elastic and then they have a stroke or heart failure. Hope that doesn't seem like a lecture, it's not intended to be, that's just what usually happens.

I think my genes require alcohol consumption for better health.
I'm sticking with that.


My 82 year old step-grandfather worked for Schaeffer beer for 30+ years, drinks 1-3 beers per day, and he seems ok. He's had a few close calls, one with an abdominal aortic aneurysm and a few blocked arteries, but he's got good doctors so he just keeps on going, probably will until 90 or later.

Meanwhile his wife didn't drink a drop but died of liver failure at the age of 45. Genes certainly do have a lot to do with it. Hopefully by the time I get old they'll know which ones do what so I can figure out if I can eat pork 24-7 and not exercise or if I have to eat soybeans 24-7 in between going to the gym...

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 12:14 PM

What exactly are you saying?
Neither of those alternatives
sounds like sound living.

More like different rings of hell.
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Posted 24 February 2009 - 01:14 PM

Are you suggesting a life of balance instead? What madness!

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 01:35 PM

Six,

Pre-Ag Re = 16 hour work week.


Oh, I forgot: 16 hour work week...

...and no beer.

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 03:16 PM

Sounded grate until the denoument.
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 04:01 AM

Dénouement.

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 06:40 AM

The French and the Welsh really need to get together and try a vowel exchange program, which might restore that particular Balance™

Anyway, I like my spelling of the word more betterer, in this particular case.

Think of it kinda like 'grate'.

Edited by Absomphe, 25 February 2009 - 07:07 AM.

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 10:01 AM

Personally, I do my vowel and apostrophe hunting in Pu'uhonua o Honaunau Park on Hawai'i.

As for French spelling, as they say, "Quelle imbécillité pour un chasseur de tuer un jeune levraut qui bayait de plain-pied aux corneilles sous un plan de groseillier".

#98 Porkio

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 11:15 AM

Yeah, like duh!

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 11:28 AM

Two indefatigable naturalists

shuck and jive is an important skill

 

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#100 Bognoz

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 11:44 AM

Are you suggesting a life of balance instead? What madness!

"Matter's Balance?"
sd the Mad Hatter
to the softly
sobbing white rabbit.
Pretty animal doesn't trust you,
unless you prepare a great hot chocolate.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:01 AM

Wallace gets respect.

 

http://www.nature.co...ll/496162a.html  


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:04 AM

I gots access to the complete article is anyone is interested.


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#103 Kirk

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:14 PM

About time, Darwin was a better promoter, Wallace was the real deal.


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