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Has Meat Become a Scapegoat for Vegans, Politicians & the Media Because of Bad Science?

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Frédéric Leroy, Professor of Food Science and biotechnology at Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, presents a very informative lecture concluding that meat has effectively become a scapegoat for commercial and environmental advocates, much of which was based on bad science.

Speaking at a lecture at the University of Auckland, Professor Leroy discusses how this scapegoating came about and whether it is justified.

He discusses the sensationalism of media headlines regarding the safety of meat in our diet and a statement by UN Environment that “cutting back on meat is an essential part of preventing the degradation of our environment”.

William Holman Hunt: The Scapegoat, 1854.

He also looks at suggestions that meat should be completely replaced by vegan alternatives by as early as 2035 citing a grant that was awarded The Guardian newspaper in 2017 by the Open Philanthropy Project for a series called Animals Farmed that paints agriculture as…

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Posted by on August 31, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

senryu – Mata Hari

Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae

senryu – Mata HariMata Hari –the spell of her gracedancing to Bizet

Mata Hari –le charme de sa grâce ...elle dance à BizetRichard Vallancephoto public domain 1906, photographer unknown

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Posted by on August 31, 2019 in Uncategorized

 
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The ancient Greeks used machines to lift stones 150 years earlier than previously believed

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

 
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How Aegean is Aegean prehistory?

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Greek Farmer Accidentally Discovers 3,400-Year-Old Minoan Tomb Hidden Under Olive Grove

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Posted by on August 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Julia and the Caledonian women

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Julia Domna Sculptured portrait of a Roman lady, believed to be Julia Domna.

Anyone who seeks to discover Scotland’s early history through textual sources written more than a thousand years ago soon realises that ‘fake news’ isn’t a modern phenomenon. It has always served a useful purpose for its creators, as much in the first millennium AD as in our own era of digital communication and social media. Recognising false information for what it is, rather than taking it at face value, is likewise as much of a challenge when we’re reading an ancient chronicle as when we encounter an attention-grabbing headline on the internet. In some instances, even after having dismissed something written in the remote past as fake information – such as a legend masquerading as real history – we find it so fascinating that we want it to be true. This is what happened to me many years ago…

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Posted by on August 14, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

How Many Drinks?

SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

Because Tuesday is the New Thursday….

Athenaeus, Deipnosophists Book 2 36a-d (=Adesp. com. fr. 101 and Eubulus fr. 93)

Mnêsitheos used to say, “the gods taught mortals
About wine because it is the greatest good
For those who use it correctly, and the opposite for those who don’t.
It gives sustenance to those who use it well,
Strength to their minds and their bodies.
It is also extremely useful for medicine,
Since it is mixed in with other drugs
And provides relief to those who have been wounded.
It also helps in daily gatherings it brings joy
To those who mix it and drink it wisely.
But to those who are excessive it brings outrage.
If you mix it evenly with water, it makes you crazy.
Unmixed, it paralyzes bodies.

“For this reason, Dionysus is called a doctor everywhere. The Pythia told some people to call Dionysus the “Healer”. Euboulos…

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Posted by on August 14, 2019 in Uncategorized

 
 
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