1 – An Introduction to our Brand of Skeptical Empiricism

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Scientific discovery is a stochastic process that cannot be centrally planned. What looks like science is not always scientific, and what looks unscientific yet produces scientific results is more scientific than you think. The universe keeps track of your trials, [you cannot escape] probability. Science as a branch of philosophy, bending and cracking under the labored burden of over ripened fruits. Pruning is necessary, perhaps beginning with specious epidemiology.

 

Show Notes:

0:23 – intro, banter, Ray Peat, impractical dietary philosophies
5:39 – Every Scientist Should be an Anarchist
15:08 – Nassim Taleb on science
18:17 – Monty Hall problem
34:40 – Jay Dyer on the philosophy of science
47:30 – Scientism
58:48 – Association Between Dietary Factors and Mortality From Heart Disease, Stroke, and Type 2 Diabetes in the United States.
Attributing Death to Diet: Precision Counts.
1:04:28 – Kyle’s new post-doc lab, enzyme cofactors
1:11:30 – micronutrients
1:15:51 – Gary Taubes
1:18:47 – outro

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