Kurt G. Harris MD

The PāNu approach to nutrition is grounded on clinical medicine and basic sciences disciplined by knowledge of evolutionary biology and paleoanthropology. The best evidence from multiple disciplines supports eating an animal-based diet high in fat, low in cereal grains and relatively low in carbohydrate.

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Nov032009

Comment Moderation

I am sorry to do this, but I have had to turn comment moderation on. So if your comment does not appear right away, be patient

I anticipated this might be necessary with posting some more provocative material.

There are over 1200 comments on the blog. Any regular reader can see there is plenty of good argument and productive discussion. I have unilaterally deleted exactly 2 posts in 5 months, both for being disrespectful or insulting.

Today, I deleted an additional 3 at the request of a poster.

Here's the deal. This is my journal for the purpose of sharing my own ideas. It is in my interest to have intelligent commentary from readers, and I welcome it. I encourage those who disagree to include references, point out errors or question my reasoning as much as you want. You can tell I like to argue - I do it a lot! I am pretty emphatic in my arguments and I have never had a post of mine deleted from the thousands I have posted on other forums - that should tell you something

There are two ways to get your post deleted.

1) Insult me or another poster.

2) Be irrelevant without being entertaining.

It helps to remember there is necessarily an asymmetry here. When I write a post that gores your ox, it is not directed at you personally. So if you don't respond as if it was, you will be less likely to insult me.

I think of the asymmetry like this: If you come into my house or place of business to solicit my opinion, your tolerance for the articulated opinion you then hear should probably be fairly high - you didn't have to come after all. Likewise, if I go to your blog, and I want to participate, I will address you with respect even if I very much disagree with you. It's in my interest not to crap on your carpet if I am invited in!

To those who think I should not delete posts; my domain, my rules. If you prefer to insult the domain owner and then be flayed in public, you can go over to Richard's blog and insult him:)

Reader Comments (7)

Bring it on :)

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRichard Nikoley

totally. moderate those comments. I personally would be interested in your thoughts on the book Primal Body-Primal Mind by Nora Gedgaudas.

great site. thanks for your work on it.

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermatt

Richard

I want you on my side for tag team wrestling.

Matt

Thank you!

Bought it but only skimmed so far - I am usually reading a half dozen books at a time. May be a while but I hope to review it.

November 3, 2009 | Registered CommenterKurt G. Harris MD

Good statement of your rules.

For all forms of discourse: "Play the ball, not the man!"

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeonRover

Nobody likes to be wrong in an argument. Having a discussion is often more productive.

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

Well moderated blogs are the only ones worth reading so moderate away.

November 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKen Smithmier

Just found the blog via crossfit. Loving what I've read so far.

I'm wondering if you've read "Deadly Harvest" by Geoffrey Bond, and what you think/thought of it. I've only read the first 50 pages via Google book, but he seems right in line with your ideas, with the exception of dairy. Since we (humans) have messed with our own food chain by feeding grain to our food animals (even fish!!) we are reaping what we've sown. With increasing incidences of diabetes, Crohn's, IBS, Celiac, fructose malabsorption, and many more conditions, all with evidence pointing at carbs/grains as sources of disease, why aren't more people "putting 2 and 2 together"?

The "other" Kurt.

November 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKurt Gross
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