We almost missed thiis one, but thanks to the ever-vigilant Drool-o-tron™, with its blaring sirens and flashing lights, we were compelled to notice the blinking letters of its wall display, which said WorldNetDaily (WND). As you know, WorldNetDaily (WND) is the flamingly creationist, absolutely execrable, moronic, and incurably crazed journalistic organ that believes in and enthusiastically promotes every conspiracy theory that ever existed. WND was an early winner of the Curmudgeon’s Buffoon Award, thus the jolly logo displayed above this post.
Our computer was locked onto WND’s latest article, Why do Christians follow evolution-based diets? And look at WND’s subtitle: “Exclusive: David Lightsey examines books’ claims about foods allowed by Scripture.” Wowie — it’s an exclusive! You can’t find this information anywhere else!
But who is David Lightsey? WND informs us:
David Lightsey, M.S., is a food and nutrition science adviser with the National Council Against Health Fraud as well as Quackwatch, combating nutrition and health misinformation on a national level. He is also a voting member with the Creation Research Society and an adjunct college professor in nutrition. He is a well-seasoned junk-science spotter (30 years) with appearances on NBC “Dateline,” “CBS Evening News,” etc.
That might be the most impressive résumé we’ve ever encountered. David proudly uses “M.S.” as a title, to let us know that he has a master’s degree — in something, from somewhere. He’s a voting member of the prestigious Creation Research Society, and he has appeared on television. This guy obviously knows what he’s talking about, so we’ll jump right in. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
According to many New York Times best-sellers over the past few years, many of the myriad of diseases that afflict man would subside or be eliminated if we just ate like our purported paleolithic ancestors. For example … . Similar books touting the popular Paleolithic, Caveman and Eat 4 Your Blood Type diets have all made the best-sellers lists in the past, all providing similarly misguided advice.
We’ve all seen such promotions. What of it? David says:
It is understandable why this type of dietary nonsense has become so popular. According to a recently published Gallup poll – May 22, 2017 – 57 percent of the U.S. population believe in some form of evolution, which illustrates the growing science illiteracy of Americans.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! You gotta love WND! After that, David tells us:
The obvious initial reason is quite simple. The restricted foods are all clearly allowed by Scripture and have been part of man’s diet since the beginning of time.
We think he means six days after the beginning of time, but let’s not quibble. David continues:
Since evolution is based upon the initial premise of abiogenesis, which is biologically impossible, the various food restrictions based upon evolutionary theory are senseless.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Let’s read on:
Regardless of the obvious arguments opposing evolution and any promoted lifestyle associated with it, let’s look at some specific well-established health reasons why various foods should not be excluded.
We’re going to skip over most of David’s article, because it’s a discussion of things like sugar, dairy products, legumes, and grain. Maybe what he says makes sense, maybe it doesn’t. Your Curmudgeon isn’t a nutritionist, so we’ll leave it up to you to read and evaluate David’s advice if you care to do so.
This is the stunning conclusion of David’s article:
The take-home message here is very simple. Making food choices based upon the junk-science of evolution is misguided.
So there you are, dear reader. WND warns you to avoid making food choices based on the junk-science of evolution. Sound advice indeed!
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