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Old 5th May 2019, 01:29 PM   #121
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Originally Posted by Orphia Nay View Post
Do men in general biologically need to eat more red meat than women, or only psychologically?

Because they are ******* up the planet either way.

I can only assume any biological reason is that it takes less energy and thought and effort if you're big and dominant to chuck a steak in a pan than it does to buy and prepare legumes etc. Another reason for higher levels of obesity - less energy expenditure.
Actually when it comes to red meat, women and children need it more than men.

And as far as ******* up the planet, there is no comparison at all, the unequivocal quantifiable largest ecological harm to the entire planet is from arable cropland. It's not even close. In fact the only reason the production of red meat is harmful at all is the plowing and herbicides used on the land to grow crops to feed herbivores. If you feed them forage off the land instead, and are careful not to overstock, then they are the solution, not the problem.

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Old 5th May 2019, 02:33 PM   #122
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Originally Posted by Orphia Nay View Post
Do men in general biologically need to eat more red meat than women, or only psychologically?

Because they are ******* up the planet either way.

I can only assume any biological reason is that it takes less energy and thought and effort if you're big and dominant to chuck a steak in a pan than it does to buy and prepare legumes etc. Another reason for higher levels of obesity - less energy expenditure.
Why would you assume that?

I don't think any evolutionary advantage would have kicked in, in the few hundred years since we have been able to buy and prepare legumes.

The higher levels of obesity come from the consumption of more sugar and other processed foods..
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Old 6th May 2019, 06:44 AM   #123
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
It's less effort, but it's more skill. Timing matters for a steak, and the visual feedback is subtler. I'm sure I could cook a steak that wouldn't give you food poisoning, but it probably wouldn't taste as good as a steak cooked by someone who really knows what they're doing. Ground beef (like for chilli) isn't very sensitive to the cooking time, and you can tell very easily when it's all done visually.

The cooking is actually the least important part of that process. Timing only matters to personal taste, some people like their meat nearly bloody, some well-warmed through, and some tasteless heathens like it cooked to shoe leather. You really just have to pick a time and stick with it (the time I gave were for an average large steak to cook medium rare).

Most of the quality of a steak is in the raising of the cattle, and in the aging of the meat prior to cooking. The only thing you have to worry about when cooking a steak is not to screw it up by cooking it too long, or doing anything unnecessary before cooking it (like salting, don't do that).

And if you get food poisoning from steak, even if it's completely uncooked raw beef, you or the person you got the steak from has done something very, very wrong long before cooking it.
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Old 6th May 2019, 07:07 PM   #124
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RBF, unless you know of a way to provide heavy vehicles and compost to spread on all meat production land, meat is ******* up the planet.
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Old 6th May 2019, 08:43 PM   #125
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Originally Posted by Orphia Nay View Post
RBF, unless you know of a way to provide heavy vehicles and compost to spread on all meat production land, meat is ******* up the planet.
Cows have legs, and they spread their own "compost". In fact its why they are so efficient at restoring the land to fertility and biodiversity.

The problem with cows has not a thing to do with the animals themselves. The problem is the ignorant humans who manage them improperly.
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Old 6th May 2019, 09:00 PM   #126
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Originally Posted by Orphia Nay View Post
Do men in general biologically need to eat more red meat than women, or only psychologically?

Because they are ******* up the planet either way.

I can only assume any biological reason is that it takes less energy and thought and effort if you're big and dominant to chuck a steak in a pan than it does to buy and prepare legumes etc. Another reason for higher levels of obesity - less energy expenditure.
Men don't lose a whole pile of iron on a monthly schedule.
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Old 7th May 2019, 01:48 AM   #127
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
Why? If he's clueless about diet, that doesn't mean much about areas which are his actual field of expertise. Plenty of very smart people are subject to that limitation.
Steve Jobs springs to mind.
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Old 7th May 2019, 04:18 AM   #128
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
Men don't lose a whole pile of iron on a monthly schedule.
Unless, I suppose, they have piles.
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Old 7th May 2019, 08:16 PM   #129
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Originally Posted by luchog View Post
Cooking steak is easier than cooking ground beef. You thaw it, stick it in a pan or on a grill on medium-high heat for about 3-10 minutes (adjust for thickness of steak), then turn it over and do the same thing. Even less effort required than cooking ground beef, since you don't have to futz with it while it cooks, just let it sit there and don't screw it up.

It never ceases to amaze me how utterly divorced from reality and utterly lacking in the most basic life skills some people can be.
...says the person who would actually cook a steak in a pan.



lol @ this thread and Dr Nutjob's all-meat diet.
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Old 8th May 2019, 01:17 AM   #130
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Why not try this quiz while you are waiting for your sides of beef to mature?

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Old 8th May 2019, 01:42 AM   #131
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Originally Posted by Filippo Lippi View Post
Why not try this quiz while you are waiting for your sides of beef to mature?

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I can think of numerous legitimate criticisms of Peterson, but I find it annoying that articles that attempt to criticise him must seemingly always build strawmen of his arguments to attack.

No, he doesn't want humans to organise themselves like lobsters, yes he will address transgender people as they prefer, no he doesn't want to force women to marry unattractive men. No, he's not telling others to follow his meat diet. He chose an extreme diet because of health issues. No, he's not a Nazi, he's a social democrat.

Legitimate criticisms IMHO:
He probably doesn't quite grasp postmodernism, he probably misunderstands the long term result of certain legal issues, he is an idiot in regards to climate change. He uses a lot of Jungian psychology and thus sounds new-agey. Yes, his distractors loudly protested him and inadvertently made him very famous and very rich.
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
Men don't lose a whole pile of iron on a monthly schedule.


Most women don't eat much red meat.

Australians at least eat more meat than they need already.

I've seen the studies.
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This diet appeals to extremists, and people who still buy into the mouldy old clichés about men being manly for eating meat.
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Old 8th May 2019, 04:43 PM   #134
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Originally Posted by Orphia Nay View Post
This diet appeals to extremists, and people who still buy into the mouldy old clichés about men being manly for eating meat.
Yeah, based on the source, that's the first thing I thought of too. Feed the man meat.
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Yeah, based on the source, that's the first thing I thought of too. Feed the man meat.
He started this diet after his daughter did it first and seemed to have improvement in major health problems.

I think it's crazy, but I don't think that your psychoanalysis is correct.
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Old 8th May 2019, 07:44 PM   #136
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He started this diet after his daughter did it first and seemed to have improvement in major health problems.

I think it's crazy, but I don't think that your psychoanalysis is correct.
It wasn't a psychoanalysis, it was a first impression.
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Old 8th May 2019, 10:56 PM   #137
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Originally Posted by Orphia Nay View Post
This diet appeals to extremists, and people who still buy into the mouldy old clichés about men being manly for eating meat.
Just so funny seeing men bragging about their meats as if they themselves need reassurance that they won't be turning vegetarian anytime soon.

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Originally Posted by Orphia Nay View Post
This diet appeals to extremists, and people who still buy into the mouldy old clichés about men being manly for eating meat.
His daughter had severe reactions to food, she had arthritis to the point of needing hip and ankle replacements. She started experimenting with eliminating foods from her diet and at the extreme end of that ended up with an all-meat diet. It seems to work for her.

Her dad had numerous health problems, he started following the same diet as his daughter and his health improved.

All this amateur pop-psychology stuff is a bit embarrassing for a Skeptics forum.

As an aside; Meat was manly when you had to hunt it. Now, throwing it in a shopping trolly takes about as much effort, risk and stamina as buying a tofu burger.
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He has a daughter (named Mikhaila, age 26), and she's actually the one who came up with this diet first, and he adopted it after seeing how well it worked for her.

The Jordan Peterson All-Meat Diet
As an aside, it somehow does not strike me as surprising in the least that Jordan Peterson would take something allegedly successful that was developed entirely by his daughter and name it after himself.
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As an aside, it somehow does not strike me as surprising in the least that Jordan Peterson would take something allegedly successful that was developed entirely by his daughter and name it after himself.
As Roboramma says above, there are many legitimate reasons to have a go at Mr Darwinian Truth without having to make up new ones. The article referred to it as the Jordan Peterson all-meat diet. It is not as if he decided to take credit from his daughter for her weird diet.
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Weird all-meat diet followed, as well as trumpeted out loud, by weirdo, eh? Where have we seen this before?


Could it be, then, that our forums have been graced by this JP person? (Although the member I'm thinking about -- who shall remain unnamed here -- hasn't posted in the last few months or so.)
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Originally Posted by Chanakya View Post
Weird all-meat diet followed, as well as trumpeted out loud, by weirdo, eh? Where have we seen this before?


Could it be, then, that our forums have been graced by this JP person? (Although the member I'm thinking about -- who shall remain unnamed here -- hasn't posted in the last few months or so.)
I'm not sure I follow. Are you saying Peterson posted here?
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I'm not sure I follow. Are you saying Peterson posted here?
Not really. JP's all-meat diet reminded me of a member's posts about their equally crazy diet, crazier in fact, that allegedly included, among other things, a spectacular (and literal) crap-fest.

Was that member (he's still a member, so I won't get any closer to identifying him) JP? It's possible, of course, but I doubt it very much.

Just my somewhat lame joke, reminded as I was by this thread of that poster.
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As Roboramma says above, there are many legitimate reasons to have a go at Mr Darwinian Truth without having to make up new ones. The article referred to it as the Jordan Peterson all-meat diet. It is not as if he decided to take credit from his daughter for her weird diet.
People name stuff after themselves all the time.
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