Evolutionists who have had problems with being overweight and/or obese

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The biologist and evolutionist PZ Myers in 2006. Myers is also a staunch atheist. See also: Atheism and obesity

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines biology as "a branch of knowledge that deals with organisms and vital processes."[1] Although the creation vs. evolution issue touches upon a number of scientific fields outside of biology (for example, the field of paleoanthropology), biology is a key scientific field relating to this issue.

As far as the maintenance of personal health, one of the most basic vital processes related to human biology is eating and it is important that it is done in a healthy manner (see: Nutrition and Health risks linked to obesity).

Below is a list of evolutionists who are experiencing or have experienced problems with being overweight and/or obese (see also: Atheism and obesity):

  • PZ Myers is a prominent evolutionist and atheist. In 2010, Myers had health problems related to his heart.[2] 2009 pictures of a significantly overweight PZ Myers can be found HERE and HERE and HERE. On June 1, 2011, Myers posted a picture of himself and others on his blog and Myers appeared to no longer have issues with being overweight.[3] However, on February 13, 2013, a video was posted to YouTube entitled, Is church harmful? and Myers appeared to have put on weight subsequent to his June 1, 2011 picture.[4] In addition, a picture taken in 2014 features an overweight PZ Myers.[5] On January 3, 2011, PZ Myers wrote: "The poster boy for stupid atheist fatsos, unfortunately, is me."[6][7]
Aron Ra is a staunch evolutionist. He also serves as the Texas State Director of American Atheists.
  • Richard Leakey is an anthropologist, evolutionist and atheist.[8] A 2008 picture of an overweight Richard Leakey can be found HERE. Other pictures of an overweight Richard Leakey can be found HERE and HERE and HERE. In October 2010, he appeared to have a healthy weight.[9] However, a May 2012 picture of Leakey featured HERE in the USA Today' had a picture of him where he was once more overweight.
  • James Boster, an overweight, evolutionist professor of anthropology at the University of Connecticut, became unhinged and angrily shouted at a campus, open-air, Christian preacher in a crude and ignorant rant (see: Video). The incident was so embarrassing for the university that they felt compelled to denounce Boster's behavior.[14]
  • Ed Brayton is an atheist blogger at freethoughtblogs.com. His blog Dispatches from the Culture Wars is a prominently featured blog at freethoughtblogs.com. He is also the co-founder and president of Michigan Citizens for Science and co-founder of the pro-evolution blog The Panda's Thumb. Pictures of an overweight Ed Brayton can be found HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE. A video of an overweight Ed Brayton at the Kitzmiller vs. Dover Area School District trail can be HERE. A video of the overweight American atheist Ed Brayton mocking the fit, Christian martial artist Chuck Norris can be found HERE. According to Chuck Norris, most obesity in America is the result of hedonism (see: Chuck Norris on the topic of obesity). Many Christians believe that a hedonist lifestyle is a causal factor of atheism (see: Causes of atheism).[15] Other videos of an overweight Ed Brayton can be found HERE and HERE. On January 2, 2013, Brayton indicated he had a medical emergency which caused him to require having open heart surgery.[16]
  • Larry Moran is a professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto. His blog Sandwalk is described as "Strolling with a skeptical biochemist". [17][18] Moran is an atheist.[19] A picture of an overweight Larry Moran can be found HERE.
Erasmus Darwin's "love of food (particularly fruits, sugar, cream and butter) was matched by his dislike of exercise, and by the age of 46 he had grown so corpulent that a semi-circle had to be cut out of his dining table to accommodate his girth at meal times."[20]
  • Aleksandr Oparin was an atheist, Soviet biochemist. A biography of Oparin declares: "Ill health dogged Oparin in his final years, and his death in 1980 was probably the result of a heart attack."[21] A picture of an overweight Aleksandr Oparin can be found HERE.
  • The agnostic Erasmus Darwin, the grandfather of Charles Darwin, is believed to have influenced Charles Darwin as far as the development of his evolutionary beliefs.[22][23] As far as Erasmus Darwin's eating habits, "His love of food (particularly fruits, sugar, cream and butter) was matched by his dislike of exercise, and by the age of 46 he had grown so corpulent that a semi-circle had to be cut out of his dining table to accommodate his girth at meal times."[24]
  • Aron Ra is an atheist activist and vlogger. He is also an ardent evolutionist and vocal critic of creationism. A picture of Aron Ra with excess weight can be found HERE. In 2014, a video entitled Aronra on faith appeared on YouTube in which Aron Ra appeared to have excess weight.
  • Steven Novella is a prominent atheist/agnostic/skeptic/evolutionist who was involved in the pro-evolution campaign called Project Steve. Novella had some excess weight challenges as can be seen HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE.
  • Trent Toulouse is one of the founders of the atheist/agnostic/skeptic website RationalWiki which is a pro-evolution website.[26] He is one of the board of trustees of the RationalMedia Foundation.[27] Pictures of an overweight Trent Toulouse can be found HERE and HERE.
Nate Phelps spoke at the 2009 American Atheists convention.[28] Phelps is a staunch evolutionist.[29]

Since World War II a majority of the most prominent and vocal defenders of the evolutionary position which employs methodological naturalism have been atheists.[30] For a list of overweight and/or obese notable atheists please see: Atheism and obesity

Given the pseudoscientific nature of the evolutionary paradigm, it not surprising that overweight and obese prominent evolutionists/atheists ignore or take lightly the recommendations of nutritional science, exercise science, and medical science in terms of the harmful effects of being overweight (see also: Evolution, Liberalism, Atheism, and Irrationality). See also: Bariatric science

Creation Ministries International points out that some evolutionists unreasonably claim that human evolution supposedly has contributed to obesity.[31]

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Britain, the birthplace of Darwinism, has been called "the fat man of Europe"

See also: United Kingdom and obesity

Britain is the birth place of Darwinism.

Professor Terence Stephenson in Measuring Up, a report on the nation's obesity crisis by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) called Britain "the fat man of Europe".[32] In May of 2014, the British paper The Mirror reported that according to the British medical journal Lancet, British girls are the most overweight girls in Western Europe.[33] In Britain, 29.2% of girls under the age of 20 are classed as excessively heavy with just over 8% meeting the clinical definition of obesity.[34]

Vehemently pro-evolution New Atheism leaders and health practices

See also: New Atheism leadership's problem with excess weight

Given that medical science research indicates that being overweight causes brain impairment and that Daniel Dennett has had issues with being overweight, it is ironic that Dennet's book Consciousness Explained is beloved by those who deny God in favor of a pseudoscientific naturalist philosophy of the mind.[35] [36][37]

Since World War II a majority of the most prominent and vocal defenders of the evolutionary position which employs methodological naturalism have been atheists and agnostics.[38]

New Atheism is a form of militant atheism. The term New Atheism which first appeared in the November 2006 edition of Wired magazine, is frequently applied to a series of six best-selling books by five authors that appeared in the period between 2004–2008. These authors include Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins, Victor J. Stenger and Christopher Hitchens.[39]

The New Atheist leaders claim to be pro-science, 3 out of 5 of these atheist men have had issues with being overweight as can be seen HERE and HERE and HERE As noted earlier, PZ Myers is also a leader within the New Atheism movement and Myers has had problems with being overweight as can be seen HERE.

According to medical science, there are a significant number of physical and mental health related problems associated with being overweight. In the late 1990s, Dennet had coronary artery bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass surgery reroutes blood around clogged arteries to enhance blood flow and oxygen to the heart).[40][41] In 2010, as noted earlier PZ Myers had health problems related to his heart.[42]

New Atheists are known for their vehement advocacy of the evolutionist pseudoscience. Also, given that being overweight causes brain impairment and that Daniel Dennet has had issues with being overweight, it is ironic that Dennet's book Consciousness Explained is beloved by those who deny God in favor of a pseudoscientific naturalist philosophy of the mind.[43] [44][45]

The New Atheist Christopher Hitchens at the Four Seasons Biltmore Resort, in Santa Barbara.

Pro-evolution American Atheists leaders and excess weight challenges

See also: Atheism and obesity and American Atheists and their challenges in terms of overweight leadership personnel

As of July 9. 2016, Matt Dillahunty was on the board of directors for the American Atheists organization.

Madalyn Murray O'Hair was the founder of the American Atheists organization and she was overweight.[46] One of the last pictures taken of Madalyn Murray O'Hair features her standing before a cake as can be seen HERE.

On December 28, 2010, the pictures of the members of the American Atheists organization's board of directors showed a significant portion of its members having excess body weight. Members of the American Atheists board of directors who were overweight as of December 28, 2010 included: Richard Andrews, Blair Scott, Monty Gaither, and Ann Zindler. A picture of an overweight Richard Andrews can be found HERE. Pictures of an overweight Blair Scott can be found HERE and HERE. A picture of an overweight Monty Gaither can be found HERE. A picture of an overweight Ann Zindler can be found HERE.

On August 11. 2013, a new overweight member of their board of directors was listed - namely, Jamila Bey. A video of an overweight Jamila Bey can be seen HERE.

On July 9, 2016, Matt Dillahunty was on the Board of Directors for the American Atheists organization. Pictures of an overweight Matt Dillahunty can be found HERE and HERE.

In 2018, the American Atheist organization indicated that Nick Fish is their National Program Director.[47] Pictures of an overweight Nick Fish can be found HERE and HERE.

In 2018, the American Atheist website indicated that Pamela Whissel is the membership director of their organization.[48] In addition, as of April 16, 2018, she is the editor-in-chief of American Atheist magazine and has held this position since 2011.[49] A picture of an overweight Pamela Whissel can be found HERE.

Research suggests that extra pounds and large waists undermine perceptions of leadership ability.[50]

See also: Atheism and obesity

RationalWiki, obesity and ultra-processed/unhealthy/junk food

See also: Rational Media Board of Director and RationalWiki Moderater User: Spud and ultra-processed/unhealthy/junk food

Picture of Cheetos.

According to Newsweek, "Since 2012, some schools in California, New Mexico, and Illinois have banned the hot Cheetos due to their lack of nutritional value, and, well, messiness."[51]
Picture of a cheeseburger.

The nutrition website Nutritionix indicates that it takes 2 hours and 24 minutes of walking (or 51 minutes of running at 6 miles per hour) to burn off the calories in a Dairy Queen cheeseburger and that it contains 535 calories.[52]

RationalWiki.org is a politically left-leaning website that skews towards atheism/agnosticism in terms of its worldview. The website is under the auspices of nonprofit foundation the Rational Media Foundation. The RationalWiki website was launched in large measure due to the founders of RationalWiki disliking Conservapedia's evolution article which features many of the numerous flaws and weaknesses of evolutionism. RationalWiki has a small fraction of the web traffic it had before October 2019 (see: RationalWiki and web traffic).

On April 27, 2023, the Rational Media Board of Director and Moderater User: Spud wrote:

Long term editors would have known this was coming. Sunday 30 April would have been my younger sister's birthday if she hadn't died suddenly and unexpectedly 5 years ago at the age of 42, leaving a husband and a young daughter. As always, instead of raising a glass in her memory, I'll be having a packet of crisps and a chocolate bar in her memory. It's what she would have wanted. If you'd like to join me in having some crisps and chocolate in her honour, preferably British brands or the closest you can get to them, that would be great. And when I say "crisps", I mean any potato or corn snack, including such things as Monster Munch, Frazzles, Wotsits, Cheetos, Doritos and Funyuns. Alternatively for you Americans, my sister was lucky enough to visit New England one year and absolutely loved the hot food and ice cream from Dairy Queen, so you might like to go there in her honour. Looking at their current menu, I'd say my sister would have an Original Cheeseburger Meal Deal with a strawberry sundae.[53]

In response to his post, RationalWiki editor Bob M responded "Count me in."[54] RationalWiki admin User:DuceMoosolini, who sits on the board of directors of the Rational Media Foundation and whose user page is filled with various types of food, wrote in response to User: Spud's post: "I’ll get a strawberry sundae in her honor, Spud."[55] RationalWiki User: The Blade of the Northern Lights, wrote: "I'm on the Dairy Queen, actually took a group of my clients there last week...".[56] See also: Consumption of ultra-processed foods and health risks

According to Newsweek, "Since 2012, some schools in California, New Mexico, and Illinois have banned the hot Cheetos due to their lack of nutritional value, and, well, messiness."[57]

The New York Post wrote concerning Doritos:

Steven A. Witherly, a food scientist and the author of “Why Humans Like Junk Food,” has explained to the New York Times that nacho cheese Doritos are the archetype of addictive processed foods...

To maximize the pleasure, half of the calories in Doritos come from fat. With that ratio, it feels like the chip melts on your mouth and your brain is tricked into thinking the calories have vanished too. This is called “vanishing caloric density” and it comes with cotton candy too, for example.

To boot, there’s the three artificial colorings which research shows consumers are attracted to.[58]

According to numerous peer-reviewed medical science journals, ultra-processed food (often called merely processed food by laymen and others) poses numerous, serious health risks.[59] PubMed has over 1,800 medical journal articles related to the health risks of ultra-processed/processed food.[60]

The nutrition website Nutritionix indicates that it takes 2 hours and 24 minutes of walking (or 51 minutes of running at 6 miles per hour) to burn off the calories in a Dairy Queen cheeseburger and that it contains 535 calories.[61] According to the website Fast Food Nutrition, a Dairy Queen strawberry sundae contains between 240-480 calories.[62]

Picture of an ice cream sundae.

According the website Fast Food Nutrition, a Dairy Queen strawberry sundae contains between 240-480 calories.[63]

Comfort food, unhealthy food, negative emotions and self-medicating

See also: Comfort food, unhealthy food, negative emotions and self-medicating and Consumption of ultra-processed foods and health risks and Atheism and negative emotions/thoughts and Atheism and emotional problems and Atheism and health

Steven A. Witherly, a food scientist and the author of “Why Humans Like Junk Food,” has explained to the New York Times that nacho cheese Doritos are the archetype of addictive processed foods. In order to maximize pleasure, half of the calories in Doritos come from fat.[64]

Comfort food is food that provides a nostalgic or sentimental value to someone. In many cases, it is characterized by its high caloric nature and high carbohydrate level.

According to the Henry Ford Health website:

"The foods we tend to lean toward for comfort are often high in fat and sugar," says Sayde Beeler, MSW, RDN, a registered dietitian at Henry Ford Health. "Those types of foods stimulate the brain's reward system, the same pleasure center that gets activated when you take drugs."

A variety of factors converge to signal your brain to crave specific foods. Some people gravitate toward sweet foods. Others lean toward warm and hearty foods, particularly when the weather is cold. In each case, a combination of psychological and physiological factors drives the craving.

"Food can be a sort of antidote to messy, painful emotions," Beeler says. "People turn to food when they're feeling lonely, depressed or guilty, and to celebrate success and achievements. During the pandemic, people may be eating to self-medicate. You want foods that help you feel safe, comfortable and warm." And sometimes, food just provides us with a hit of nostalgia.

The drawback, of course, is that food doesn't address the emotion that triggered the craving. "If you're feeling guilt, sadness or grief, food may help numb those emotions in the moment, but then the feeling returns," Beeler says. "And if you're overconsuming foods that are high in fat and sugar, that can lead to increases in blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides over time."[65]

User: Spud's user pages features french fries atop the page. Healthline.com indicates that french fries are "junk food".

Atop the user page of User: Spud is this picture of french fries which is featured above.[66]

According to Healthline.com's 2017 article The 15 Unhealthiest Junk Foods in America: "In spite of their popularity, these deep-fried potatoes are very unhealthy."[67]

Atop the user page of User: Spud is the picture of french fries which are featured to the right.[68]

According to the website Healthline.com's 2017 article The 15 Unhealthiest Junk Foods in America:

French fries are one of the most popular fast food items around.

In spite of their popularity, these deep-fried potatoes are very unhealthy.

Studies have linked deep-fried foods to inflammation, heart disease and impaired artery function, among other health problems.

What’s more, fries are extremely high in calories and fast-digesting carbs.[69]

Ultra-processed foods – like cookies, chips, frozen meals and fast food – may contribute to cognitive decline

See also: Consumption of processed foods and brain impairment

See: Ultra-processed foods – like cookies, chips, frozen meals and fast food – may contribute to cognitive decline, University of Florida's Center for Aging and Memory - Clinical Translational Research - Evelyn and William L. McKnight Brain Institute

For more information, please see: Ultra-processed foods – like cookies, chips, frozen meals and fast food – may contribute to cognitive decline

Ultra-processed foods may increase the risk of obesity

On December 5, 2022, the website News Medical Life Science reported about ultra-processed foods (UPFs):

In a recent JAMA Neurology study, researchers report that consuming ultra-processed foods (UPFs) increases the risk of cognitive decline, particularly among middle-aged adults...

UPFs, which are food products that consist of highly processed food components such as oils, fats, sugars, starch, and protein isolates, offer little to no health benefit for the consumer. In addition to these ingredients, UPFs also often consist of artificial flavorings, colorings, emulsifiers, and other cosmetic additives. Some examples of common UPFs include breakfast cereals, sweet and savory snacks, ice cream, ready-to-eat frozen meals, processed meats, and sugar-sweetened beverages.

Over the past 40 years, the production of UPFs by the global food industry has increased substantially. In fact, recent estimates indicate that UPFs comprise 58% of the calories consumed by U.S. citizens, 57% of those consumed by British citizens, 48% of those consumed by Canadian citizens, and 30% of calories consumed by Brazilian citizens.

Previous studies indicate widespread consumption of UPFs is directly related to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome, and obesity. However, due to the lack of data correlating the risk of UPF consumption and dementia, the current study aimed to better understand this potential association.[70]

Journal articles related to the consumption of processed foods and brain impairment

User: Spud's advocacy of eating ultra-processed/processed/junk food (which poses health risks) is at variance with RationalWiki's purported missions of "Analyzing and refuting pseudoscience and the anti-science movement" and "Documenting the full range of crank ideas"

RationalWiki's main page indicates that the purpose of the website is "Analyzing and refuting pseudoscience and the anti-science movement" and "Documenting the full range of crank ideas".[71] User: Spud's advocacy of eating ultra-processed/processed junk food (which poses health risks) is at variance with these two purported missions of RationalWiki.

User: Spud admits eating processed food is not a healthy practice and claims that he did not engage in science denialism

See also: Atheist hypocrisy and Comfort food and unhealthy eating

Drawing depicting Hippocrates

In 2020, the medical journal The Lancet published the article The cost of preventable disease in the USA:

A substantial proportion of poor health in populations is preventable. Previous work from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study suggests that nearly half of all health burden in the USA is attributable to a list of 84 modifiable risk factors. Globally, it is also generally accepted that a quarter, or perhaps up to half, of all deaths fall into the category of preventable deaths, making illness that can at least theoretically be avoided an accepted part of our health accounting.[72]

On May 1, 2023, User: Spud wrote about his post advocating that people eat processed/ultra-processed food: "...there was no science denial involved. When did I say processed food was healthy? I'll tell you when. Never. That's when. Of course, it's bad for you. Every nudnik knows that. I would never suggest that anyone should eat large quantities of it or eat it regularly. But indulging once a year on 30 April isn't going to do anybody much harm."[73]

According to the National Institutes of Health website:

The Hippocratic Oath (Ορκος) is perhaps the most widely known of Greek medical texts. It requires a new physician to swear upon a number of healing gods that he will uphold a number of professional ethical standards. It also strongly binds the student to his teacher and the greater community of physicians with responsibilities similar to that of a family member. In fact, the creation of the Oath may have marked the early stages of medical training to those outside the first families of Hippocratic medicine, the Asclepiads of Kos, by requiring strict loyalty.

Over the centuries, it has been rewritten often in order to suit the values of different cultures influenced by Greek medicine. Contrary to popular belief, the Hippocratic Oath is not required by most modern medical schools, although some have adopted modern versions that suit many in the profession in the 21st century. It also does not explicitly contain the phrase, "First, do no harm," which is commonly attributed to it."[74]

The Hippocratic Oath is widely known for its advocacy of "Do no harm". The oath does not advocate the much weaker and morally inferior position of not doing "much harm" which User: Spud uses in his rationalization of his bad behavior. In addition, when people eat unhealthy food, there is an opportunity cost in such an instance because they are not eating nutritious food that would nourish their body in such an instance.

User: Spud is an atheist. Not possessing a religious basis for morality, which can provide a basis for objective morality, atheism is fundamentally incapable of providing a coherent system of morality.[75] See also: Atheism and ethics and Atheism and the problem of evil

The Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Before User: Spud made his post advocating eating ultra-processed/processed/junk food, his user page prominently featured the junk food of french fries atop its page. And his user page still prominently displays french fries which is a type of junk food.[76]

And of course, every bad habit such as the eating of ultra-processed/processed/junk food begins with its first act. Young and impressionable viewers of the User: Spud's post could begin a lifelong habit of eating ultra-processed/processed/junk food due to his low-quality web content relative to this unhealthy food.

Furthermore, it is inappropriate and nonsensical for User: Spud to ask people to engage in eating ultra-processed/processed/junk food, which is a type of food that has caused many people to die prematurely (heart attacks, cancer, diabetes, etc.) as an act of remembrance for his sister who died suddenly 5 years ago at the age of 42 (And as noted above, ultra-processed/processed/junk food may cause brain impairment). This would be especially true if she was a regular eater of ultra-processed foods (Other than mentioning that she "absolutely loved the hot food and ice cream from Dairy Queen", User: Spud does not mention how much of ultra-processed/processed/junk food she ate as a proportion of her diet).

Trent Toulouse (one of the founders of the website RationalWiki) and obesity

See also: Atheism and obesity

As noted above, Trent Toulouse is one of the founders of the atheist/agnostic/skeptic website RationalWiki.[77] He is also one of the board of trustees of the RationalMedia Foundation.[78]

A picture of an obese Trent Toulouse can be found HERE.

The RationalWiki website has a significant amount of content criticizing alternative medicine.[79] Its alternative medicine article describes alternative medicine thusly: "Alternative medicine is any medical treatment that is not part of conventional evidence-based medicine, such as one would learn in medical school, nursing school or even paramedic training."[80] Evidence-based medicine strongly indicates that obesity poses significant health risks.

Irony of many RationalWikians failing to understand applied biology

Given that RationalWikians are staunch evolutionists, it is ironic that many RationalWikians fail to understand ideas related to applied biology.

Atheism and the fat acceptance movement

See: Atheism and the fat acceptance movement

Other overweight evolutionists

Since World War II a majority of the most prominent and vocal defenders of the evolutionary position which employs methodological naturalism have been atheists and agnostics (see also: Causes of evolutionary belief)[81] Please see Atheism and obesity.

Medical problems associated with being overweight and/or obese

Medical science research indicates that excess weight impairs brain function.[82]

See also: Atheism and health and Health risks linked to obesity

Some of the medical conditions associated with obesity include: type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and triglycerides, coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke, arthritis, cancer, sleep apnea, reproductive problems in women and varicose veins.[83] In addition, medical science research indicates that excess weight impairs brain function.[84]

According to the Mayo Clinic some of the symptoms associated with obesity can include:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Snoring
  • Sleep apnea
  • Pain in your back or joints
  • Excessive sweating
  • Always feeling hot
  • Rashes or infection in folds of your skin
  • Feeling out of breath with minor exertion
  • Daytime sleepiness or fatigue

Other problems associated with obesity include:

  • Feet/ankles problems: According to Stuart D. Miller, M.D.: "It is important for the public to know that obesity isn't just an aesthetic issue, but a contributing cause of musculoskeletal health problems, specifically with the feet and ankles."[89]
  • Lower levels of balance recovery and increased risk of falls: In her thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, entitled A modeling investigation of obesity and balance recovery, Sara Louise Matrangola writes in the abstract: "Obesity is associated with an increased risk of falls and subsequent injury. Previous studies have shown weight loss and strength training to be beneficial to balance, but knowing which is more beneficial will allow researchers to design interventions to maximize the benefits in terms of balance and reducing risk of falls."[90]

Atheism, evolutionism, obesity and hypocrisy

See also: Atheist hypocrisy

Atheists/evolutionists often champion mainstream medicine and disparage osteopathy, integrative medicine, chiropractic healthcare and other alternative medicine approaches.[91][92] Yet despite medical science having an vast amount of evidence pointing out the many health risks of excess weight and medical science, exercise science, and nutritional science having many effective measures to lose weight, there are a significant number of Western World atheists who are obese or have excess weight.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines biology as "a branch of knowledge that deals with organisms and vital processes."[93] One of the most basic vital processes relating to human biology is eating. Given that overweight atheists typically champion evolutionary pseudoscience, it is not surprising that many have not mastered regulating their daily food intake.

For more information on atheist hypocrisy, please see: Atheist hypocrisy

Conservapedia, evolutionists who have had problems with being overweight and/or obese and irony

Evolutionists who are aware of Conservapedia's evolution article dislike it as it features many of the numerous flaws and weaknesses of evolutionism. As far as the portion of these evolutionists who are overweight/obese, it is ironic that these same evolutionists fail to understand ideas related to applied biology.

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