On not being a paleo knucklehead
Clifton Harski has a post about things in paleo that are easy to make fun of.
In summary: don’t be a Paleo knucklehead. That is a term I just made up for a dogmatic Paleo groupie who doesn’t use all the resources he/she has available (technology, improvements in science and understanding of physiology) to make intelligent decisions and instead bases everything on an idea/ideal which doesn’t hold up to scrutiny. On the other side, don’t be an anti-Paleo dickhead…that’s a term for someone who dismisses ideas just for having a title attached to it, which means you’ll miss out on potentially good stuff just for being obtuse.
Right on. Paleo, when it is useful, is a template for thinking about how we, as genetic hunter-gatherers, can best function in a big, complex, technological civilization. It is not a caveman re-creation society. Classifying anything into “paleo” or “not paleo” on the basis of whether ancient people or modern hunter gatherers do it a tail-chasing exercise that makes anyone who associates themselves with paleo look silly.