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Well, today I got up and found there wasn't a hell of a lot to eat - food, I mean. Just crap like bread and jam. So I decided to live a day in the life of your average person, nutritionally. The only thing I couldn't replicate was cereal for breakfast, as we didn't have any.

I lived on sandwiches, with high glycemic things like apricot jam. Toast with honey. Milo with sugar.
The results? Pretty much as you'd expect. I didn't have a huge loss of energy, but I think thats due to insulin sensitivity gained by the paleo diet. The insulin cycle kept me hungry every couple of hours, to be superficially met with more carbohydrates - making me hungry again in a couple of hours. By the end of the day, I was visibly (to me) fatter!

This is nothing new, just a reinforcement of old. It's no wonder so many people get fat, with doctors prescribing cereal and other horse-food as things omnivores should be eating!

Philosophy / Re: Why Europeans conquered the world
« on: May 06, 2008, 07:09:44 AM »
In this day and age it's quite controversial to say, but I believe it's that europeans have higher rates of genius than anyone else.

Advice Column / Re: New here
« on: April 20, 2008, 05:36:02 AM »
I personally don't have a problem with dairy products. I consume them and I'm never sick.

General Discussion / Re: "Holographic Universe"
« on: April 15, 2008, 08:23:06 PM »
Haha, yeah.

General Discussion / "Holographic Universe"
« on: April 15, 2008, 04:42:36 AM »

A fascinating hypothesis of the world and universe around us you may not have heard of.

Advice Column / Re: All I need?
« on: April 15, 2008, 04:12:50 AM »
That IF article is interesting. Undereating and overeating cycles of one day each. I usually undereat and overeat within one day.

General Discussion / The Anthropik Network - the 30 theses
« on: April 12, 2008, 09:48:44 AM »

Lot of interesting things about civilisation and the collapse of it, etc.

I especially liked this quote:

    Relatedly, there is a great deal of evidence not only for physical and emotional vigor among primitives but also concerning their heightened sensory abilities. Darwin described people at the southernmost tip of South America who went about almost naked in frigid conditions, while Peasley observed Aborigines who were renowned for their ability to live through bitterly cold desert nights “without any form of clothing.” Levi-Strauss was astounded to learn of a particular [South American] tribe which was able to “see the planet Venus in full daylight,” a feat comparable to that of the North African Dogon who consider Sirius B the most important star; somehow aware, without instruments, of a star that can only be found with the most powerful of telescopes. In this vein, Boyden recounted the Bushman ability to see four of the moons of Jupiter with the naked eye.

“In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king,” the proverb says. If these all seem like miraculous super-powers, they should not. We often marvel that all animals are faster and stronger than we; have we truly been so neglected by evolution? Is it not more reasonable to conclude that our faculties are equal to those of any other animal–if only we were to use them in such a manner as evolution has fitted them for us? The “amazing” abilities of foragers should not amaze us; rather, we should marvel at how much we have lost to live such a maladaptive life, and in trade for so little.

The examples of their eyesight are exaggerated of course, but you get the point.

General Discussion / Re: The revolution - is it coming?
« on: April 09, 2008, 10:21:46 PM »
Hey Matt---Do you really think we have to wait 20 or 30 years for this to happen? It is coming, and coming fast, at least here in the U.S.   Rev John
I think that the crisis' facing humanity is gaining inertia, and unfortunately; people are too distracted by the lure of consumerism to take any notice.  But ironically, I think that consumerism itself could provide the wake up call i.e. when people can't afford to feed their families, they may start to read the 'writing on the wall' and curb the possibility of population crashes.

That's exactly what I think. People are going to start waking up when they can't afford to drive to work. When the cost of foods increases so much that people start going hungry. As British intel puts it, we are "4 meals away from anarchy"

On an unrelated note, where ya been Matt?

General Discussion / Re: The revolution - is it coming?
« on: April 08, 2008, 08:00:16 PM »

Freedom of Expression taken away, nobody seems to notice.
Read it and weep.

Food & Diet / Re: Soya milk and soya products
« on: April 02, 2008, 06:36:14 PM »
I drink cow's milk, nothing hugely wrong with it imo. Yeah, soy isn't actually a huge part of the asian diet like it's made out to be. It was used as part of a crop rotation to put nitrogen back into the ground or something, and soy was mainly a condiment - e.g. in sauces. I don't know much about rice milk, wouldn't it have a lot of high GI carbs?

General Discussion / Re: Seven different types of intelligence
« on: March 31, 2008, 09:11:52 PM »
Yeah, we learned about this in psychology at school. I prefer this theory to the IQ test. IQ tests were pretty much made to find out which people were too stupid to join the army, way back when. I'm personally not impressed by a high IQ, it doesn't tell you jack about a person except that they like to flaunt their IQ number to get people to like them. On this note I'm getting off the internet and back to study, I've put it off for about 4 hours. Underacheivers like myself are great at distracting themselves from "real work" :)

General Discussion / Re: Are you a home scientist?
« on: March 31, 2008, 09:06:19 PM »

Damn, where's the part where I learn how to make meth from washing powder and vinegar?
Just kidding, thanks for the resources :P

Now here is an old-school kind of trainer, tough as nails and not an ounce of fat on him. Ross is the very definition of functional. I have huge respect for this guy, practicing what he preaches.

The Voting Booth / Re: Calling all caffeine addicts.
« on: March 29, 2008, 05:45:42 PM »
I don't like pissing out my minerals, but I love my caffeine. Makes a great study drug, and a boring day fun.

General Discussion / Re: The usefulness of body fat
« on: March 28, 2008, 05:36:21 PM »
Yeah, pretty much. Guess I was just wondering whether slabs of fat had a natural purpose or they were totally unnecessary.

General Discussion / The usefulness of body fat
« on: March 28, 2008, 02:58:34 AM »
I might sound a little stupid here, but hear me out. Lately I have seen that some combat athletes, e.g. Mark Hunt, "Butterbean", Tank Abbott, who are all without a doubr excellent fighters, have a large layer of fat. Also, in the Ripley's believe it or not book, the man who has cannonballs fired at his stomach (smart guy, right?) has a decent layer of fat around his stomach.
If you look at wrestlers historically, you'll find that many of them were "beefy" rather than lean - I mean of course muscular with a good layer of fat.

I also know that fat has a duty in protecting the organs. Going by my not-at-all scientific findings, could it be that a decent layer of fat is good at protecting the body from shocks to the organs, like punches?

The only useful thing about the farmer diet I can see is milk. I'm not talking about pasteurised, homogenized "for our safety" crap, but real milk that fosters growth and recovery. I can see it being useful for cavemen and athletes.

General Discussion / Re: The revolution - is it coming?
« on: March 27, 2008, 03:42:48 PM »
From what I hear, the muslims moved to England and expect everything to be changed to suit them. And it seems the English government has been extremely complicit.

General Discussion / Re: The sport of gluttony
« on: March 26, 2008, 02:44:30 AM »
How about "I ate 6 pounds of baked beans in 2 minutes and all I got was this lousy beer gut" tattooed onto your stomach?
These are amazing. Seriously, how does one stomach 1 and 3/4 lbs of butter? I mean I can eat a fair bit in the feasting period, but this is nuts...

The Voting Booth / Re: Are you anthropocentric or biocentric?
« on: March 25, 2008, 04:46:51 PM »
Every other creature has just as much right to be here as I do. But if I'm hungry, I'm going to eat it, because that's the law of the jungle :P

General Discussion / Re: Anyone interested in Permaculture?
« on: March 24, 2008, 10:51:19 PM »
Cheers Matt. Being a cheap bastard I will see if it's on google video or the net somewhere :P

Fair comment. It's just that according to scientists our genes are almost exactly the same as hunter gatherer genes, and that obesity as an epidemic, is a new thing. Even when my parents were going to school, in the 50s, there were almost no people who were even overweight. It is modern foods, eating and lifestyle habits that make people obese.

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