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View Diary: Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Labor, War, and Lab Animals Edition (97 comments)

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  •  You too can be a scientist (8+ / 0-)

    Ive seen (lots) worse hypotheses in grant applications.
    Unfortunately gut bacteria are a poorly understood jungle, and exploring that idea would be as hard as proving the existence of dark energy. Maybe harder.
    On the other side of the coin, its pretty well established that the human obesity epidemic has spread across the globe with the adoption of western life styles. Its our way of life thats spread (or IS) the 'infection'.
    Any culture that can come up with the KFC Double Down, then look at it and say "I'll have 2. And an apple tart." has a lot to answer for

    •  Actually, I kind of am... (1+ / 0-)
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      or at least was. I spent a decade as a geologist and managed to land a few papers in journals (mostly speleology and carbonate deposition), I also worked several seasons on paleontology digs and got one (1) paper published associated with my largely unused aquatic biology degree.  And then I have a degree in information theory...

      It's just the kind of mishmash that often deludes me into thinking I know what I'm talking about.

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