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Pass the salt, please

This has been around for a while, but it's still good reading summarizing the nutritional science of salt: http://www.junkscience.com/news3/taubes.html

It might have been the ideal solution to the salt controversy had not the salt controversy turned out to be the ideal situation to demonstrate the questionable nature of meta-analysisThese findings made Intersalt Rorschach-like in its ability to generate conflicting interpretations

I'll spoil the ending- no need to skimp on the salt over Thanksgiving.

Economic & Climate modeling

On the subject of modelling - here's a good post pointing out the similarities between the Economics and Climate, both the inherent uncertainty and the political climate:

No Disagreement Whatsoever