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1) From Tobias Buckell, our future will be brighter then you think. The gist of the article is that technology is offering radical solutions to problems such as providing enough clean water to drink. The article mentions in passing that the cost-per-watt of solar energy is falling through the floor. It would seem to me a good use of cheap solar is to purify water - run the plant during the day and stash the water overnight.

2) A two-fer from The League of Ordinary Gentlemen: First, how not to fire somebody, and second, a fantasy letter written by a lawyer to his clients.

3) Our great Twinkies crisis has an end in sight - the new owner of Hostess plans to have Twinkies back by this summer.

4) A reminder - there was no such thing as a Paleo diet. Our ancestors ate anything and everything they could, and what that was varied wildly by location.

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daveon
Mar. 14th, 2013 08:24 pm (UTC)
I've been having quite heated discussions recently with people about Paleo diets and, in particular, grains. In short, we've had more than 400 generations since we settled down with the whole agriculture thing, which is more than enough time for us to change and adapt quite a lot.

We've probably had 3000+ since we left Africa... which is a LOT of generations for things to change.

There's some really obvious genetic mutations in different groups already be it metabolizing grain, drinking milk or drinking alcohol.

chris_gerrib
Mar. 14th, 2013 09:30 pm (UTC)
And the article mentions that pre-agricultural humans were eating grain - they just weren't cultivating it.
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