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143 Post author: BrandonReinhart 02 May 2011 07:08AM

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Comment author: Cyan 05 May 2011 05:32:33PM 0 points [-]

In what way do you consider "calories in - calories out" complete bullshit? (My guess as to your answer: knock-on effects w.r.t. a Seth-Roberts-style set point of some kind.)

Comment author: SilasBarta 05 May 2011 06:56:37PM 5 points [-]

Probably in the same sense that people mean, under generous interpretations, when they say "The Laffer Curve is bullshit" -- which is to say, it's technically true, but not a relevant insight for this part of the problem space, given more significant factors in success.

Comment author: Cyan 05 May 2011 07:33:45PM *  1 point [-]

Sure. I'm curious about what EY sees as the specific "more significant factors in [why sweet things are obstacles to] success [in excess of their stated calories]".

Comment author: SilasBarta 05 May 2011 08:33:47PM 1 point [-]

Oh, okay. Probably should have known I couldn't provide what you were looking for, but I wanted to get in a jab at confused critiques of the Laffer Curve and confused applications of conservation of energy to weight loss. :-)