Archive for the ‘Links’ category

Links of the Week

January 10, 2011

Dean Somerset is a spinal flexion contrarian

Martin Berkhan thinks lower meal frequencies are better for blood sugar control

From Nature, an article about placebos

Robert Sapolsky leactures on biology and bahvior! Cool!

Skeptoid is skeptical about the gluten hate

Why you shouldn’t feel obligated to buy local produce

I didn’t know there was such a thing as obesity deniers

Testimonials aren’t real evidence. Really.

An interesting hypothesis on body dismorphia disorders

We’re living longer but not better

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How science is changing

May 25, 2010

According to a new study, significant individual contributions to science are becoming more and more difficult.

I thought this was an interesting point:

With the publication rate growing by 5.5 percent a year, someone able to read only a certain number of articles a year is seeing his or her “fraction of extant knowledge” decreasing by the same percentage.

The fitness industry has long been one in which “gurus” have a broad base of knowledge about most every aspect of diet & exercise. We are already seeing the affects of increasing knowledge about human physiology contributing to increasing specialization. How do you see this trend going?

Are athletes geniuses?

May 23, 2010

Athletes brains are different than non-athletes.