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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

He's Alive! Gary Taubes posts ...

Catching up , yada yada

I see the website has been reformatted a bit.  Priorities, priorities.

Eh ... is there much to say about this one?  Not really.  Except to highlight this:
A caveat here: I’m willing to be convinced that this hypothesis is not an energy balance hypothesis, and so not a brain-rules-and-the-fat-passively-follows notion, but so far I haven’t seen an argument that’s convincing. I confess, though, that I find the hypothesis surprisingly difficult to understand, which suggests that either I’m losing my intellectual facilities in my dotage — always possible — or that I’m so blinded by my love of my own hypothesis that I refuse to understand it—at least equally likely — or maybe, just maybe, that Dr. Guyenet and other proponents of the hypothesis don’t really understand it either.
Bingo Mr. Taubes.  Rather than several more parts trying to unravel Stephan's work, perhaps just one that actually addresses the problems he (and others, like yours truly) have raised with yours is in order.   Take your time, there's a ton to deal with there, but if you have the time for this sort of random rambling, surely you have the time and passion to address the SCIENCE and your so-called hypothesis.

8 comments:

Princess Dieter said...

yeah, I had seen his post and thought, "Oh, Carb-Sane will be hitting this!"

I read a bit, stopped, and decide to go back later. I would so love a really cool and intelligent debate to be sparked between GT and SG and others. Real debate on the real points. I can hope...

Sanjeev said...
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Sanjeev said...

I'll read the rest of his entries & see ...

My impression is that he took the first post to frame.

I hope he proves me wrong.

Evelyn aka CarbSane said...

I'm saddened by the foothold that TWICHOO v. FR has taken hold in the LC community. It's not about one or the other. Even if Stephan is 100% wrong, that does nothing to substantiate TWICHOO.

Evelyn aka CarbSane said...

BTW, I've said it before and I'll say it again, Taubes is right about one thing: a hypothesis must explain the epidemic. Stephan's comes the closest to doing so. TWICHOO certainly does not.

Galina L. said...

I have an impression that Steven's theory explains mostly the obesity epidemic in America, while it is much less related to the parts of the world where fast-food is less popular.

It is not surprising that the FR is a part of LC diet now - it is logical because many LCarbers turned to paleo (LC-paleo), and keeping food choices simple is a paleo-approach. However, foods that can be eaten to excess are mostly high-carb foods and high-carb-hygh-fat combination.

Evelyn aka CarbSane said...

Unless you're making lemon squares and pumpkin cheesecakes ;-)

Galina L. said...

Ya, paleo-style pumpkin cheesecake, somehow it doesn't sound funny for everyone.

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