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Science Demands Big Government!

RightTeacher1 Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 9:52 AM
It is not a distortion to say that the left is using Leibeman's point (exactly as you have quoted it) to try to mandate what ought to be people's choice. What surprises me is that people who want to make sugar illegal want to make pot legal.

The quotation of the week last week had to be that of Harvard professor Daniel E. Lieberman in an opinion piece for the New York Times.

Lieberman, a professor of human evolutionary biology, was among those who publicly defended New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to ban the sale of sugared soft drinks in cups larger than 16 ounces.

And he did so using, of all things, evolution.

Now, we all know that humans have always needed -- or evolved to need -- carbohydrates for energy. So how could evolution argue for Mayor Bloomberg's ban...