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  • S. shared from Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler
    So there you have it: a long chain of sustainable intensification backed up by agroecological principles, GE crops, synthetic biology, perennial polycultures, vertical farms, robotics and AI, integrated agriculture, upgraded aquaculture, and a booming business in cultured meat. This is what it’s going to take to feed a world of nine billion. It won’t be easy. All these technologies will need to be scaled up simultaneously, and the sooner the better.
  • S. shared from The Dirty Half Dozen: Six Radical Rules to Make Relationships Last by William Nagler, Anne Androff
    began teaching my patients not to strive to keep romance alive, not to talk about everything, and not to always tell the truth. I encouraged people with relationship problems not to fight fair, not to make compromises about money, and not to worry about what
  • S. shared from Eat To Live: The Amazing Nutrient Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss (Abridged Version) by Joel Fuhrman M.D.
    I am claiming that eating the wrong (low-nutrient) foods leads to what I call “toxic hunger” and the desire to over-consume calories. When we do not meet our micronutrient needs we become food addicts and do not feel well unless our digestive tract is continuously at work.
  • S. shared from Eat To Live: The Amazing Nutrient Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss (Abridged Version) by Joel Fuhrman M.D.
    Most of the dietary recommendations from our government have been discarded and updated over time. Such recommendations, such as the Basic Four Food Group Guide, have always been at least ten years behind current science and strongly influenced by the food manufacturers.
  • S. shared from Eat To Live: The Amazing Nutrient Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss (Abridged Version) by Joel Fuhrman M.D.
    Almost any assortment of plant foods contained about 30-40 grams of protein per 1,000 calories. When your caloric needs are met, your protein needs are met automatically. Focus on eating healthy natural foods; forget about trying to get enough protein.
  • S. shared from Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
    Note: good insights
  • S. shared from Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
    Note: good insight
  • S. shared from Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality by Manjit Kumar
    Bell derived the inequality from just two assumptions. First, there exists an observer-independent reality. This translates into a particle having a well-defined property such as spin before it is measured. Second, locality is preserved. There is no faster-than-light influence, so that what happens here cannot possibly instantaneously affect what happens way over there. Aspect’s results mean that one of these two assumptions has to be given up, but which one? Bell was prepared to give up locality. ‘One wants to be able to take a realistic view of the world, to talk about the world as if it...
  • S. shared from Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind by Gary Marcus
    Evolution is neither clever nor penny-pinching. There’s no money involved, no foresight, and if it takes a billion years, who’s going to complain? Yet a careful look at biology reveals kluge after kluge. The human spine, for example, is a lousy solution to the problem of supporting the load in an upright, two-legged creature. It would have made a lot more sense to distribute our weight across four equal cross-braced columns. Instead, all our weight is borne by a single column, putting enormous stress on the spine. We manage to survive upright (freeing our hands), but the cost for many people...
  • S. shared from The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution by Gregory Cochran, Henry Harpending
    Sargon and Imhotep1 were different from you genetically as well as culturally. This is a radical idea and hard to believe—it’s rather like trees growing noticeably as you watch. But as we will show in the following pages, the evidence is there.
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