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Is Science the One True God?

October 11, 2013, 4:59 PM

John Durant, author of The Paleo Manifesto, argues for a revolutionary approach to health, based on the way humans evolved in their natural habitat. As Durant asks us to rethink many culturally ingrained lifestyle practices, he raises a number of fascinating questions, including why the is Bible so obsessed with hygiene. 

This was the subject of Durant's recent talk at The Nantucket Project, a festival of ideas on Nantucket, MA. 

"I don't think it's a coincidence that just as infectious disease is exploding," Durant says, "a god comes along that orders people to wash your hands." 

Watch an excerpt from Durant's talk here


Is Science the One True God?

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