Seth Roberts sentence of the day

Actually, the Shangri-La Diet is engineering, not science.

Natasha is now taking flaxseed oil, and I tell her it will make her smarter.  Someone once asked me, isn’t Seth’s proposal based on a placebo effect?  I wonder — when the individual is genetically special and also the basic unit of analysis — how exactly is a placebo effect defined?  It either works or it doesn’t.

Here is Seth buying Planet Earth, as all wise men should.


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