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Monthly Archives: December 2019

[ACC] Does Calorie Restriction Slow Aging?

[This is an entry to the 2019 Adversarial Collaboration Contest by the delightfully-pseudonymous Adrian Liberman and Calvin Reese.] About the Authors: Adrian Liberman is currently a PhD student in biology at a university in the mid-Atlantic. He previously worked at … Continue reading

[ACC] Is Eating Meat A Net Harm?

[This is an entry to the 2019 Adversarial Collaboration Contest by David G and Froolow. Please also note my correction to yesterday’s entry.] Introduction Many people around the world have strong convictions about eating animals. These are often based on … Continue reading

Correction To Circumcision ACC

The original title of the essay was “Circumcision: Harms, Benefits, Ethics”. I wanted to have all the titles in the same format, as questions, so I titled my post “Is Circumcision Ethical?” Then lots of people got upset because the … Continue reading

Open Thread 142.75

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[ACC] What Are The Benefits, Harms, And Ethics Of Infant Circumcision?

[This is an entry to the 2019 Adversarial Collaboration Contest by Joel P and Missingno] “They practise circumcision for cleanliness’ sake; for they would rather be clean than more becoming.” – Herodotus, The Histories – 2.37  The debate over circumcision in … Continue reading

2019 Adversarial Collaboration Entries

Thanks to everyone who sent in entries for the 2019 adversarial collaboration contest. Remember, an adversarial collaboration is where two people with opposite views on a controversial issue work together to present a unified summary of the evidence and its … Continue reading

Open Thread 142.5

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Symptom, Condition, Cause

On my recent post on autism, several people chimed in to say that “autism” wasn’t a unitary/homogenous category. It probably lumps together many different conditions with many different causes. It’s useless to speculate on the characteristics of “autism” until it … Continue reading

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Open Thread 142.25

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Links 12/19

[Epistemic status: I haven’t independently verified each link. On average, commenters will end up spotting evidence that around two or three of the links in each links post are wrong or misleading. I correct these as I see them, but … Continue reading

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