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by 145 · about 8 hours ago

Think about it: Mankind living in peace in a food-forest paradise. Then they acquire knowledge (grain agriculture) and are cast out into a desolate wasteland (SAD planet).

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Ari 0 · August 30, 2012 at 5:44 PM

I wrote a blog about this last year from a Jewish perspective. I do indeed believe that agriculture was the "Eating from the tree of knowledge" hence the "Sin" mentioned in Bereshit/Genesis. There are a few different rabbinic sources that discuss... (more)

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by 319 · about 8 hours ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appeal_to_nature

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Christopher_Gagnon 0 · July 21, 2012 at 1:09 AM

On what grounds are people voting to close this thread? How does it violate any paleohacks rules?

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by 35 · about 8 hours ago

I've been trying to figure out whether there's a philosophy or worldview that informs paleo dieting and the paleo culture growing around this dietary regimen. If you had to write out your paleo philosophy, what would it be? Are there principles... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 08, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Despite appearances otherwise, I see paleo as being incredibly individualistic. It's not one-size-fits-all, it's something that must be fit to one's individual needs/goals.

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by 19479 · about 8 hours ago

Have any of you heard of the the "naturalistic fallacy", "the appeal to nature", or the "is-ought problem"? Basically, these terms speak to the idea that just because something appears in nature or is "natural" it is not inherently good,... (more)

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Patrik 0 · September 07, 2011 at 12:02 AM

Great question. Far too many people on this site, fall prey to the naturalistic fallacy. To quote Kurt Harris MD: Nature is beautiful, and it is trying to kill you. More... (more)

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by 25467 · about 8 hours ago

Today the Sunrise was particularly inspiring. Made me realize rather than continue going thru life passively or submissively,little by little I have grown to appropriate my freedom, my authenticity, and my autonomy to begin to steer my ship on the... (more)

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orangecrush 0 · May 30, 2011 at 11:56 AM

What a great way to wake up. We're enjoying an especially gorgeous sunrise here too and I just made a trek around the outside of the house to look at all the flowers that are in full bloom - it really made my day. Thank you, The Quilt, for... (more)

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by 501 · about 8 hours ago

Yesterday I finished reading Coming Home to the Pleistocene, which I found recommended here at PaleoHacks. I am looking for more books, websites, articles, or ideas, about culture, society, psychology, philosophy, etc. that are informed by... (more)

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Pieter_D 0 · February 04, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Ooooooeeh, with your paleo goggles on, there is so much interesting food for thought. Some ideas in random order: Frank Forencic from Exuberant Animal: read his books, browse his site. More then exercise alone! Children and Nature Network and... (more)

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by 18635 · October 23, 2014 at 3:52 AM

If your going to obsess, lets at least do it productively. Obsess on the definition and analysis of health. Until we can define and present definitive parameters of health we are like a ship that has no map or route. What is optimal in your... (more)

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polynesian_metal 0 · October 07, 2012 at 5:56 AM

An analysis based on contemporary modern humans diet and lifestyle compared to contemporary modern humans who adopt a Paleo or Primal lifestyle. Comparative study of foods in common, foods that differ, point of difference between the two... (more)

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by 50 · October 23, 2014 at 3:16 AM

This paragraph seems to apply best here for a discussion: Most discussions about diet (from paleo to veganism) are pervasively selfish: ???But what can I have for dessert???? ???Sorry, I don???t consume diary.??? ???Am I allowed to have this????... (more)

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raydawg 0 · June 28, 2012 at 2:42 PM

I think the question lends itself to quite a bit of discussion. I've been paleo for over a year and a half now, and I'm happy with it. I don't feel the need to justify what I eat to anyone. Close friends, I tell in detail. To cow-orkers, I... (more)

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by 5629 · October 23, 2014 at 3:11 AM

This is something I've been thinking about alot lately. It hasn't made me question how I'm eating, or how I'm voting with my dollar, as I still believe that this is the right way to eat, and most everyone would benefit from it. I want to scream... (more)

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Stabby 0 · April 20, 2011 at 4:38 AM

Supply and demand, bro. Change is gradual and change in demand reduces supply over time. So if in 10 years time there is less bread demand less people will be hired into bakeries and will go somewhere else, perhaps whatever replaces bread, perhaps... (more)

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by 5802 · October 22, 2014 at 4:01 AM

Recently there has been some discussion that perhaps paleo is being misused by people who just want to lose weight, for no good reason. So I would like to know, from those of you who are pursuing weight loss: WHY are you doing it? Is it a... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · March 23, 2013 at 3:38 PM

I'm shallow. The girls I like are fit, and I don't have the confidence to approach them unless I'm fit, too.

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by 4258 · October 21, 2014 at 3:28 AM

I'm a philosophy nut. When I think of the joys of being paleo, I often think of a scene in Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra where Zarathustra exits his cave, picks up an apple, smells it, and is overcome with joy. Later in the same scene he is... (more)

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whakahekeheke 0 · October 01, 2011 at 1:48 AM

Walden by Thoreau I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not... (more)

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by 379 · October 21, 2014 at 3:24 AM

i particularly enjoy the definition of 'pithy' pith??y (of language or style) Concise and forcefully expressive suggestions: cite precisely enough that the utterance can be independently referenced, and format consistently enough that... (more)

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BaconHealsChic 0 · August 25, 2011 at 3:53 AM

"The next time I see some paleo blogger, tweeter, commenter or whatever the (BEEP)...apologizing for his or her love of meat, fish and fowl by heaping praise on vegetables & fruits, I think I'm going to set my sights on figuring out how to... (more)

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by 229 · October 21, 2014 at 3:15 AM

If you were to design a study that would truly examine the merits of the paleo philosophy, what would it look like? Would it make sense to start with a population of SAD dieters and introduce paleo slowly? Or would you have to start from... (more)

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mari 0 · April 24, 2011 at 7:40 PM

I think you would have to do the different aspects of paleo in different studies. Eliminating fructose, grains, and excess O6 separately to make sure that each of them has a positive effect. Then I would also eliminate them all together and... (more)

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by 1348 · October 19, 2014 at 4:29 AM

At what point do primal/paleo followers become cult like? There are cliches in any movement. Is the primal/paleo way a movement? Are we a cult? When do we cross that line? I ask because I am not a gym person, I just follow the way of eating and... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · April 22, 2010 at 9:48 PM

Serious question- what does cult-like mean? Growing up Southern Baptist, for some reason my family had a big book of cults on our shelf that I loved to read. The point of it was to warn you that these "cults" aren't real Christianity and control... (more)

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by 762 · October 16, 2014 at 3:06 AM

Hi All, Do you feel that the Paleo lifestyle's emphasis on healthy living, if broadly applied, would lead to fewer people leading the 'unbalanced' lifestyle that great achievements often require? I don't think everyone should train like an... (more)

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P3christopher 0 · November 12, 2010 at 7:54 AM

Absolutely just as anti depressants will be the death of art and music. Elite performance begins where rationality ends. One does not get to be the best tennis player or golfer by leading a balanced life. Instead elite performance in a world of... (more)

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by 20519 · October 14, 2014 at 3:16 AM

Has anyone else been shifting to an inside/outside natural philosphy? Since I've turned Paleo I have slowly been eliminating or changing other parts of my life. I grew up in a hippy community so healthy body/home products and such aren't new but... (more)

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wheelhouse 0 · June 29, 2011 at 2:35 PM

Absolutely. Of course, for me, the switch to paleo was part (large part) of an overall change in how I was living my life. I added exercise, got rid of all the soaps and shampoos, using a more basic deodorant (no more aluminum), started walking or... (more)

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by 53 · October 13, 2014 at 4:00 AM

I posted on Facebook, It's a rarer concept than I thought: my godfather spoke quite lucidly about "pseudomorphosis," or George Florovsky's concept of Orthodoxy assuming a false form. But, if web searches are any indication, the term is not as... (more)

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