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  • Logic-choppers vs. Genuine Logicians

  • By: J.-M. Kuczynski
  • Narrated by: J.-M. Kuczynski
  • Length: 1 min
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2

This short work explains what logicians do, and how true logicians differ from mere logic-choppers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, as typical.

  • By Charles Peden on 07-14-18

Brilliant, as typical.

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Reviewed: 07-14-18

This is clearly the work of a logician. I now imagine the work of a logic-chopper as someone who would pat their self on the back for following a maze to a dead end.

Researchers Have Ditched the Autism-Vaccine Hypothesis. Here's What They Think Actually Causes It. audiobook cover art
  • Researchers Have Ditched the Autism-Vaccine Hypothesis. Here's What They Think Actually Causes It.

  • By: Julia Belluz
  • Narrated by: Mia Gaskin
  • Length: 13 mins
  • Unabridged
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    1 out of 5 stars 2
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    4 out of 5 stars 2
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    1 out of 5 stars 2

Of all the issues doctors have explored in children’s health, none has been more exhaustively researched than the question of whether vaccines are linked to autism. After hundreds and hundreds of studies in thousands of children, “We can say with almost as much certainty than anybody could ever say that vaccines don’t cause autism,” Mayo Clinic autism researcher Dr. Sunil Mehta told me.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Author uninformed

  • By George Bailey on 08-29-18
  • Researchers Have Ditched the Autism-Vaccine Hypothesis. Here's What They Think Actually Causes It.
  • By: Julia Belluz
  • Narrated by: Mia Gaskin

Good reader. Ridiculous premise.

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Reviewed: 05-07-18

I want to see the information from the documentary VAXXED falsified. This story does not do that. Julia Belluz is trying to sell vaccines. I would rather see evidence of critical thinking, not appeal to authority arguments to just trust the scientists. She obviously is not familiar with the alternate view. Maybe anti-vaxxers are wrong, but she does not even AKNOWLEDGE the arguments against her position. She has her head in the sand. Useless.

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  • The Hungry Brain

  • Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat
  • By: Dr. Stephan Guyenet
  • Narrated by: Aaron Abano
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

No one wants to overeat. And certainly no one wants to overeat for years, become overweight, and end up with a high risk of diabetes or heart disease - yet two thirds of Americans do precisely that. Even though we know better, we often eat too much. Why does our behavior betray our own intentions to be lean and healthy? The problem, argues obesity and neuroscience researcher Stephan J. Guyenet, is not necessarily a lack of willpower or an incorrect understanding of what to eat. Rather, our appetites and food choices are led astray by ancient, instinctive brain circuits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you!!!!! Stephan Guyenet, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

  • By Charles Peden on 02-10-17

Thank you!!!!! Stephan Guyenet, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

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Reviewed: 02-10-17

If you could sum up The Hungry Brain in three words, what would they be?

Obesity problem solved.

What did you like best about this story?

It explained what I am doing that is keeping me fat.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Where it is explained that food reward affects the lipostat.

Any additional comments?

Although I'm not certain if it is explained in the book (almost finished, but not quite), the solution (for me at least) is to cut out sweet TASTING and salty TASTING foods. The diet does not need to be vegan or low fat or low carb. Just cut out salty and sweet foods. There may be advantages to being vegan, but it never affected my weight at all. NOW I know why. This is probably the most important book so far this century.

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