Finally got around to listening to Jimmy Moore's latest interview (and here) with Gary Taubes. And I have to say I was pretty damn impressed. I've not really been keeping up on the various factions and Potemkin village detractors, so I'm sure this has all been covered somewhere else in a much better fashion, not least by Gary himself in the interview, but I'm going to throw my two rubles in anyway.
So let's get this Taube$ bullshit out of the way.
Anybody who writes Taube$ as some sort of ad hominem criticism of Taubes' work is a naive idiot (at best). They apparently believe that the billions of dollars, pounds, marks, etc doled out to Re$earcher$ (lookit, Mom I'm clever) by governments already convinced of the diet-heart hypothesis are as nothing compared to the money Taubes has piled up by so nakedly prostituting himself with GCBC. Gary Taubes had the temerity to dilly-dally away seven years of his life on GCBC in order to produce a massively researched tome designed to rake in as much money as possible by imitating The DaVinci Code.
Unlike the venal Taube$, the tireless, faceless, non-biased, state-funded, worker bee scientists who heavily influence nutrition policy (and not vice-versa! never vice-versa!) only make simple honest mistakes and their research is never skewed by distorted incentives. The same goes for the tireless, non-biased, government workers who hand out these massive research grants. Isn't that what science is all about? Making simple honest government funded mistakes?
Hey Taube$ians, pull your head out of your ass and learn some basic economics. And some basic science while you're at it.