* Posts by IntelPatriot

4 posts • joined 27 Apr 2010

'Being fat is no worse for you than being a woman'


significantly more than average?

There's a reason you don't see animals with huge slabs of muscle except as a result of genetic disease or if they've been bred for meat.

Being fit is a good thing for your long term health, body-building is not.


most likely explanation

The most likely explanation is that they are completely unrelated.

Women probably take more medication because 1) they have more concern for their own body 2) medical practitioners show more concern for women's health (at least in western countries)

As for obese men taking more medication. The causation could be the opposite way around, there are plenty of medications that have weight gain as a side effect.


drop dead like flies

It depends how far you go. Bodybuilding is extremely unhealthy.

It wouldn't surprise me if being 18+ stone of muscle was far worse than being a fat arse.

Hawking: Aliens are out there, likely to be Bad News


Our only hope is to become libertarians

Reasonably we can assume that any advanced alien species will be libertarian. We'd be flying to the stars ourselves if we had John Galt's electrostatic engine.

Given that this is the case the only way to prevent ourselves from being summarily homesteaded by an advanced alien race is to respect natural libertarian property rights ourselves.

It's food for thought isn't it? Every song you pirate is a nail in coffin of humanities future.

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