I call out Dr. Eades explicitly; and what, I ask, would you expect to happen?
I expected a lot different but the comment thread demonstrates otherwise.
People (enough) are tired of hubris, laziness, dismissiveness, dogma, intransigence, and the list could go on. It’s a Brave New World and it’s not designer. I’m not designing. I’m just reporting, integrating, and synthesizing new data and insights into what I hope to be new Animal Understandings.
Good thing I never bankrolled an investment into some status-quo that requires a return—or I look like a fucktard on nonessential grounds (like selling wrong).
…I suppose people think that once one shatters some dogma for them (e.g., Eades; saturated fat), they can safely cuddle up as sycophant. I suppose further that said guru just gets to relax and tag any detractor with a lack of “basic understandings.” No need to explain. They’re ‘basic misunderstandings.’ No elaboration necessary. ‘We got something right; everything heretofore is settled.’
Well, to get very practical, I’m basically coming to understand that legumes, in particular, are quite amazing qua dietary staple.
…I’m tired of trying to figure out which bean is best, how to prepare it, how to re-prepare it, etc.
I drop a plastic supermarket bag of 5-bean soup into a cooking pot without rinsing or soaking, and here’s the deal.
- 1 bag 5-bean soup mix. Ditch the pork-flavor packet.
- 1 Qt Kitchen Basics unsalted beef stock.
- 1 28oz (big) can of diced tomatoes
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 Polska Keilbassas, chopped up
- 1/2 head of cabbage, chopped
Put everything in the pot except the cabbage, add water as needed (about another qt, over time) as the beans soak stuff up. Add the cabbage in the last hour or so.
It’s done when the beans are tender. Crock pot works great for this and you won’t overcook unless you’re a special sort of fucktard.
Eat ’em hot, eat ’em cold and reheated, and then eat ’em frozen, thawed and reheated. Repeat.
…It’s very interesting when you spend much time in solitude. I’ve written this before, many times, but it pays to repeat. Back when I used to spend weeks—and a few times, months—at sea before there was any sort of electronic communication (letters came on paper, delivered by a helicopter dropping a bag on the deck), I noticed that it was healthy to get away from everyone. I formulated thusly:
My favorite day at sea is the first day. That’s the day when you get away from everyone who’s trying to help you.
Are those who insist that you bow to them because their detractors lack “basic understandings” trying to help you?
Of course they are. Try a few days at sea…or, a couple of weeks in isolation in a mountain cabin.
There is no downside to expansion of perspective.
The return path to having everyone in your business, thoughts, and desires 24/7/365 is essentially what the modern world is designed for.