2011 started off nice enough, the big blog personalities of the Paleo sphere were one happy family, perhaps with some undercurrents. Even AHS arrived and everyone was buddy buddy, riding high and riding together, not necessarily of like mind, but it was like a college road trip, they were all going to the same destination, perhaps the same car, even though everyone had a bit different ideas of the route, manner, stops, etc...along the way.
Then Taubes slammed Guyenet Guyenet resisted impulse at first, but was egged on by Kurt to go after Taubes. And Kurt does too. Evelyn went after Taubes, but she always did, and up until that point it wasn't respectable work. Matesz the heretic goes after Kurt, and Kurt responds in kind. I enjoyed that one actually. Emily dumps on William and his new book. Then Emily dumps on Taubes, but while we are at it, nicely lets Paul down. Kurt does the same, they are all nice to him, but thats because Paul really is a nice guy (I met him at WAP conference, no one can deny he is a nice guy). But thats part of the problem? Sheesh. Paul I haven't seen respond in kind, class act he is. But Jimmy Moore's name gets dragged in. Then I see Kresser's. Robb talks trash about Paleohacks. Ok I didn't take that seriously, but of course that will be amplified.
And there are probably more I don't remember but I think people get the point. What the heck is going on folx?
I read 20 blogs religiously on Paleo, and alot of these people are my heroes. I read the differences of opinion and are glad for them, but can't people express disagreement publicly to their large audiences without adding too much of a personal touch to those opinions? These attempts to distance each other appropriately and non-appropriately all amplify in a bad way.
Can someone please hack the Paleosphere attitude in 2012? How do we all get along, heck not meaning everyone has to agree, but these folx for better or worse are a peer group of leaders in this space, can we all get along?