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Create a post that responds to one of the four topics posted by taking a position (agree or disagree) on that topic and back it up with peer-reviewed reference information. Make sure that your opinion is approximately one paragraph followed by your supporting information (one paragraph), and citation, see the example in the week 2 module or Content tab. Your post should use proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Plagiarism is NOT acceptable, writing must be your own or paraphrased and referenced appropriately. You may use either MLA or APA citation style, but you must identify that style in the post. Using the class notes or Wikipedia does not count as a peer-reviewed source. Posts that are not in the proper format will receive no/reduced credit.
1. The HOLIST hypothesis is incorrect because there is no explanation for a change in Earth’s axial tilt at the end of the Proterozoic Eon.
2. The Faint Young Sun paradox is solved by the HOLIST hypothesis.
3. The discovery of Haikouichthys makes the search for the origin of the vertebrates more difficult.
4. Arthropods evolved naturally from sponges and ctenophores.
The average American diet is healthy enough.
I do not believe that the average American diet is healthy. Society within the United States has moved to convenience eating. Fast food restaurants and fast, easy to cook processed foods have risen in popularity. This move to convenience is generally unhealthy and lacking in the whole, natural foods our bodies need. This trend of fast and convenience style eating has become the American norm and is unhealthy.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDA and HHS, 2010) 72% of the males and 64% of the females in the United States are overweight or obese while approximately one-third of American adults are obese. The biggest contributions to this development are poor diet and physical inactivity. The National Cancer Institute did a study in 2005-2006 on the top food sources of energy among Americans ages 2 and older. The USDA and HHS reposted that the top five sources of calories consumed in the study were pizza, soda/energy/sports drinks, chicken and chicken mixed dishes, yeast breads, and the number one source of calories for Americans was grain-based desserts. “The current dietary intake of Americans has contributed to the obesity epidemic. Many children and adults have a usual calorie intake that exceeds their daily needs, and they are not physically active enough to compensate for these intakes” (USDA and HHS, 2010).
APA Reference for a peer reviewed publication from the government agency, United States Department of Agriculture:
U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2010). Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. 7th Edition, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. Retrieved from http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/Publications/DietaryGuidelines/2010/PolicyDoc/PolicyDoc.pdf
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