Posts Tagged 'science'

Why we’re not wired to think scientifically (and what can be done about it)

Why we’re not wired to think scientifically (and what can be done about it)

Two years ago I was having dinner with a good friend, Rik Ganju. Rik is one of the smartest people I know. And one of the most talented, too—a brilliant engineer, a savant-like jazz musician, a comedic writer, and he makes the best coffee I’ve ever had (I may even share the recipe). As usual I was whining to him about something. This time it was my frustration with what I perceived to be a lack of scientific literacy among ...

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Coming soon!

Coming soon!

At 6:00am PDT on Wednesday, September 12 we will be officially, or least publicly, launching the Nutrition Science Initiative, or NuSI (pronounced “new see”). The timing of the launch, one day after we all pause to remember one of the worst days in our nation’s history, is not a coincidence. On September 11 we will all stop to think about what happened in the past. On the 12th, we look forward to what we hope will be one of the ...

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Is red meat killing us?

Is red meat killing us?

“For the greatest enemy of truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

– John F. Kennedy, Yale University commencement address (June 11, 1962)

This is one of my favorite quotes.  Unfortunately, ...

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