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January 14, 2011
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The forum software and comment system have been updated: please let me know if you experience problems. Thank you for your patience!

New here? The index is a great place to start. And if you've just read The Gnoll Credo, read this first. You can use my RSS feed, or sign up for my newsletter, to make sure you don't miss any updates.

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January 17, 2011
3:28 pm
Syz
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fyi: Jared Diamond link seems to be broken

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January 17, 2011
4:12 pm
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Fixed.  Thank you for pointing that out!

JS

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February 8, 2011
12:42 pm
nick
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do you have any real qualifications?

dietitian? doctor? where did you study?

what qualifies you to be instructing people in such a way?

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February 8, 2011
2:36 pm
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My first qualification is that unlike the American Dietetic Association, I am not sponsored by Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Hershey, M&M Mars, Splenda, Kellogg's, General Mills, Unilever, Cargill, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, or Abbott Laboratories.  (Link).  

Of course it would be churlish to suggest that large multinational corporations would act in any way but altruistically for the benefit of all humankind -- instead of in the interest of their own profits, by maintaining a fat, sedentary population addicted to their industrial 'food products' and dependent on their drugs.

And it would be downright rude to point out that over 30 years of advice from the ADA, the US government, and the medical profession has made us fatter than ever.

But arguing over qualifications is irrelevant, because facts aren't changed by the source.  I link my references, and you can read them and make your own decisions.

JS

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February 11, 2011
8:05 pm
Dana
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I especially love the argument some people use that information is wrong because it's "old." That argument is often employed against organizations such as WAPF. To which I've heard the response, "Oh, so gravity is no longer valid?"

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February 11, 2011
8:23 pm
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Dana:

It's ironic that we've only become interested in ancestral human diet and behavior now that we're perilously close to eradicating its few remaining traces.  The older information, collected by people like Weston A. Price, is actually more valuable because it's firsthand.

JS

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April 18, 2011
4:14 am
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A great interview! It is nice to listen to a paleo interview that reaches beyond the usual topics of diet/exercise. I'm looking forward to reading 'The Gnoll Credo'.

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April 18, 2011
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Asclepius:

I'm glad you enjoyed the interview!  As you've probably noticed from my FAQ, I view diet and exercise as just the start.

I look forward to reading your thoughts about TGC!

FYI for my readers: Asclepius writes Natural Messiah.  Here's one of my favorite posts: "How Long Did They Trial This For?"  Baise-moi, indeed.

JS

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May 19, 2011
2:05 pm
eddie watts
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only been reading your site for just over a week, thanks to MDA, but i ordered your book this morning after reading the free chapters.
my shelves which were once horror and fantasy is becoming horror, fantasy and paleo/nutrition!

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May 19, 2011
2:47 pm
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Eddie:

Thank you!  Do stick around to enjoy the articles, and let us know what you think when you've finished!

JS

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May 31, 2011
6:43 am
eddie
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well i finished the book in 3 days, and these were busy days too so it's not like i was just sitting reading all day at all.

very good, totally different style of writing to anything i have read before. when i have been asked what it is about i've avoided answering as i think it is better just reading it
(i also don't read the backs of dvds/books as it can be misleading)

great stuff and i love the blog too, awaiting part 2 of breakfast myths eagerly :D

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June 1, 2011
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Eddie:

I wrote TGC like it was non-fiction.  Strictly speaking it's a biography -- of someone who's not human.  I'm glad it spoke to you.  Thanks for letting me know.

Part 2 of the Breakfast Myth is coming next week due to being stuck on planes this week…but I've given you something to chew on in the meantime.

JS

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November 2, 2011
1:22 pm
Marilyn
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Total trvia: I just stumbled onto a Welsh hymn tune named "Gnoll Avenue." I poked around on Google and eventually ended up with a "Brief History of The Gnoll, Neath":

http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Articles/0/840.html

So, I guess the character in your book was Welsh??? :-)

I'm new to your site. It's very fine, indeed. There's some good information here that I haven't seen elsewhere. I'm looking forward to your future posts. Best wishes!

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November 3, 2011
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Marilyn:

As you no doubt noticed, the word "gnoll" has two radically different meanings!  One is an alternate spelling of "knoll", to which the article you linked refers.  The other refers to hyena-people: here's a brief history of how the second meaning came about.  No one in The Gnoll Credo is Welsh :)

I'm glad you find my articles useful!  Feel free to poke through the index: there's a lot of information here.

 

JS

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November 3, 2011
2:52 am
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Google street view fun …

http://www.google.co.uk/maps?ll=51.663795,-3.79864&spn=0.000013,0.016512&sll=51.663864,-3.798442&layer=c&cid=7586337713980844789&cbp=13,73.37,,0,0.06&panoid=a5rcS7gbqVGOiB3GhFUIzw&t=h&z=17&vpsrc=0&cbll=51.663795,-3.79864

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November 4, 2011
11:39 am
Marilyn
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Thank you for the Google street reference, and the Gnoll History ". . . from Wales to Wisconsin. . ." Most interesting, and a pleasure to read! I'm sure you are aware there is a Wales __in__ Wisconsin as well. :-)

More trivia for you: There have been GNOLLs in America since the 1810 census, and a GNOLL fought in the Civil War.

Cheers!

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November 4, 2011
12:23 pm
eddie watts
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whose livejournal is that?
do you know?
i have a livejournal too, don't use it so much these days due to effort and facebook!

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December 11, 2011
10:36 am
Sean Booth
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I got my copy through Amazon and it only took 4 days to arrive.

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December 12, 2011
3:19 pm
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Sean:

Amazon is extremely pessimistic with their delivery dates.  What "1-3 weeks" means is "We don't have any in our warehouse"…but since the distributor has plenty, they either show up very quickly or simply get drop-shipped from the distributor.  

Thank you for helping support me and this website!  TGC is not only a deep, intense, and joyous book, it's an important book.  You'll find out why.

JS

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