There’s been a lot of hilarity recently at the expense of the poor Food Babe. Yes, she is foolish; yes, the extent of her folly is dangerous. Her ignorance is as deep and broad as her convictions are strong and her “Army” is legion. I’m sorry but we’re talking Biblical, Apocalyptic levels of folly here so “legion” is the only appropriate term here. But there is worse and funnier, more foolish and more popular.
Meet Dawn’s Brain:
Dawn’s conclusion deserves to be quoted verbatim and shared widely:
Common sense is not so common.
–Voltaire, Dictionnaire philosophique (1764). Also said by many others, including billions of grandmothers all over the world throughout history.
And: reading Ursula K. Le Guin (see yesterday’s post) would probably help too.
Also further, from “The Science Beard”: