Why “Fat Shaming” Isn’t a Thing

We seem to have learned nothing from the long battle against the tobacco industry.

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We humans are a funny lot. Our brains aren’t very good at thinking because we evolved under conditions of scarcity. As thinking can consume up to 30% of our blood glucose, robbing muscles of energy that may be needed to flee from predators or engage in extensive foraging, we evolved to do as little thinking as possible. For…



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Allan Milne Lees

Anyone who enjoys my articles here on Medium may be interested in my books Why Democracy Failed and The Praying Ape, both available from Amazon.