The only gratuitous insult I see is you labelling my response as a gratuitous insult. I can only assume you to be an illiterate jerk. If you were literate I’d suggest that you, too, read the article.
That's quite a claim when the original post (The root cause of most obesity is an overabundance of food and lack of physical activity) reflects established scientific fact.
Some people work hard to complicate the issue to support a political agenda. Some are motivated by a desire to say Oh, it isn't my fault I'm fat -- my obesity is caused by genetics.. The former is understandable. There are people who stand to gain politically from such a misunderstanding. The latter is caused by illiteracy, plain and simple.
If you were literate Id suggest that you, too, read the article.
I've read the article and you can choose to believe Taubes if you'd like. But Taubes is a fraud who learned how to sell books a long time ago. Taubes is a proponent of the Atkins diet a dubious dietary strategy not based on scientific evidence, which seems to have been designed to sell diet books by telling people that they can eat as much as they like of some foods and still go on a weight-loss diet.
Demonizing one macronutrient or another is a common trait of diet fads. We've learned from recent history that you can sell diet advice more easily if you claim that fats or carbs are the problem while the (obvious) idea that calories are the problem seems to be something that few people are willing to pay for.
Equating long time FReepers with the Obamas, because they adhere to established science, is not a formula for winning friends on the forum. But, if Kamikaze is your style, then, by all means, carry on.
So I can compare you to Hillary or Michelle and you’ll enjoy the compliment?
And that laughter you hear...we’re not laughing *with* you.