27
Nov
12

Dumbest thing I’ve read in a while

Baylen Linnekin writes in Reason about hard-drink nannyism patterned on the New Hotness of soft-drink nannyism:

Put on some fresh nitrile gloves before you handle these dumbworms, folks:

I think sometimes people forget completely that alcoholic beverages have calories,” lead study author and public-health theologist Samara Joy Nielsen toldThe New York Times.

(Emphasis added.)

I think that happens approximately none of the time.  Remember when everyone was freaking out about drunkorexia?  C’mon, folks, try to be at least self-consistent in your hand-wringing hysteria.

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3 Responses to “Dumbest thing I’ve read in a while”


  1. 1 TMI
    November 28, 2012 at 10:11

    Our dear Doctor continues science through the process of “not unreasonable proffer.”

    Readers will admit that it might be plausible, and if so, then, “oh, my!”

    Can you imagine what it must be like to find oneself under her tutelage? I mean, if you were serial about nutrition science.
    .

    • November 28, 2012 at 19:37

      “Science” is reproducible, falsifiable, and predictive. The study of nutrition has a long way to go to get there.

      “Nutritional theology”, on the other hand, makes perfect sense.

  2. December 5, 2012 at 00:51

    I’d always reckoned public health had more to do with theology than with medicine…


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