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Darwin’s evolutionary theories have been thoroughly vetted by modern science. In certain parts of the world, particularly in areas where religion holds a dominant position, a fairly substantial number of people are of the opinion that the evidence that evolutionists base their arguments on is inconclusive and that the ecosystem of the Earth is a godly creation, not a Darwinian one. This notion conflicts with the results of countless scientific experiments and investigations. (Previous tidbits)
"We have seen that the senses and intuitions, the various emotions and faculties, such as love, memory, attention and curiosity, imitation, reason, etc., of which man boasts, may be found in an incipient, or even sometimes in a well-developed condition, in the lower animals."
During evolution, individuals whose brains and bodies functioned well in a fasted state were successful in acquiring food, enabling their survival and reproduction. With fasting and extended exercise, liver glycogen stores are depleted and ketones are produced from adipose-cell-derived fatty acids. This metabolic switch in cellular fuel source is accompanied by cellular and molecular adaptations of neural networks in the brain that enhance their functionality and bolster their resistance to stress, injury and disease.
- Mark Paul Mattson et al.
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Take the results of observational studies with a grain of salt. The mainstream press frequently highlights the results of studies that are observational in nature. Journalists are typically not trained in the scientific method and sometimes make flawed inferences based on the findings of such studies, something that contributes to causing confusion among the public. It’s important to remember that correlation doesn’t equal causation. (Previous tips)
In Focus: The Highs and Lows of Carbohydrates
In this video, Professor Kerin O'Dea talks about the seminal and fascinating study on evolutionary health & nutrition she conducted some 35 years ago, in which ten full-blood, diabetic Aborigines temporarily reverted to a traditional, hunter-gatherer lifestyle. (Previous 'In focus')