Wednesday, January 5, 2011

None Dare Call It Gluttony

"The vice of gluttony does not reside in the substance of the food, but in the appetite ill-regulated by reason," said Saint Thomas Aquinas, quoted here by Zac Alstin — Obesity and the ethicist’s diet.

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Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

Truer words never written. And I say that as somebody who struggles with my weight!

7:15 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

I could shed a few pounds myself, and the Dumb Ox's seem to be of aid in that.

8:32 AM  
Blogger papabear said...

"The fundamental cause of obesity and overweight is an energy imbalance between calories consumed on one hand, and calories expended on the other hand."

Things might be a bit more complicated than that, when it comes to explaining the current obesity epidemic. Gary Taubes's new book, which presents the info in Good Calories, Bad Calories in a form intended for popular audiences, was just released...

11:21 AM  

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