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Robert Sproul

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Robert Sproul's most recent comments:

  • On 19 Apr 2014 in SSRIs in pregnancy tied to autism, delays, Robert Sproul said:

    Given this horrible news, that one of the most prescribed drug categories in America is so dangerous to unborn babies, maybe it is a perverse benefit that it also causes sexual dysfunction.
    Well over 1/2 of those taking this medication report loss of libido or inability to achieve orgasm. (This is greater than the number reporting positive effect on their depression.)

  • On 17 Apr 2014 in Majority of workers feel they are overweight, Robert Sproul said:

    Homeboy says

    And that's the big gripe I have with the organics industry

    That is your gripe.
    MY gripe with the National Organic Standards Board is that the very same political tool that I mentioned already, Tom Vilsack, packs the board with industry hacks from Big Ag and Big Food. Their goal is to dilute standards and make "organic" a meaningless marketing gimmick.

  • On 17 Apr 2014 in Majority of workers feel they are overweight, Robert Sproul said:

    Homeboy says

    there in fact is not a single shred of evidence that GMO food has ever harmed a single human being,

    I was interested in what risk guru Nassim Taleb recently said about GMO's:

    "Genetically Modified Organisms, GMOs fall squarely under the Precautionary Principal not because of the harm to the consumer but because of their systemic risk on the system.

    Top-down modifications to the system (through GMOs) are categorically and statistically different from bottom up ones (regular farming, progressive tinkering with crops, etc.) There is no comparison between the tinkering of selective breeding and the top-down engineering of arbitrarily taking a gene from an organism and putting it into another. Saying that such a product is natural misses the statistical process by which things become ”natural”.

    What people miss is that the modification of crops impacts everyone and exports the error from the local to the global. I do not wish to pay—or have my descendants pay—for errors by executives of Monsanto. We should exert the precautionary principle there—our non-naive version—simply because we would only discover errors after considerable and irreversible environmental damage."

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