- The Loom
More fun with Gregg
The other day I (among others) came down on Gregg Easterbrook for his poor grasp of science. Finding myself procrastinating today, I wandered over to his blog and had yet another good laugh. In a post today, he actually displays some interest in evolutionary biology. After discussing some work suggesting that wine might be able to prolong life, he gets into the evolution of longevity. I raised my eyebrows at this point, thinking perhaps he’d moved away from the muddled stuff he’s written about evolution in the past. But then the goofiness returns.
First he describes how experiments to extend the lifespan of flies and other lab animals with a low-calorie diet makes them sterile, and declares, ” It’s as