By now, almost everyone has heard the news (via Mother Jones) that adhering to the Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner traditional eating plan is “anti-science, racist, and might actually be making you sick.“As a carry-over from our European forebears, the B/L/D meal schedule contrasts to that of Native American eating habits. These popularly-described Native Americans tended to “graze” and follow a less rigid pattern based on seasonal variations and food scarcity. According to Mother Jones, Europeans considered the grazing model provided clear “evidence that natives were uncivilized.”
Whenever I told my Mama so-and-so had permission to go/do/wear something, Mama’s response usually started with something like: “If all your friends jumped off a cliff, would you?” She had no appreciation for polls, and for the most part, I’ve inherited that trait.
Nevertheless, the following poll caught my attention. Is swearing ever appropriate? Coming from the Christian publication, Christianity Today, I’ll accept CT posed their “provocative” question to drive traffic and discussion. Since only 164 votes were cast, though, I wonder how much discussion actually resulted. Continue reading “Conversational Apartheid”