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Lumifer comments on Dunbar's Function - Less Wrong

27 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 31 December 2008 02:26AM

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Comment author: Lumifer 22 April 2016 07:21:56PM *  3 points [-]

sugar ... is the most concentrated form of energy that humans can process

That's obviously false. Counterexample: fat.

Comment author: Good_Burning_Plastic 23 April 2016 10:40:24AM *  0 points [-]

Fat does have more calories per gram than sugar, but I think sugar has more calories per cubic centimeter. (Not that I think that this one is the reason why it is more pleasurable to eat sugar than fat for most people.)

Comment author: Desrtopa 23 April 2016 06:40:34PM 0 points [-]

Sugar crystal is about 1.5 grams per ml, while human fat is about .9 grams per ml, but fat has more than twice the calories per gram.