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1) Antifragile on health of bones: bones are part of the endocrine system, not some engineering structure.

You don't improve your bone with exercise machine.

@Mangan150 attributes the fertility crisis to correlative (Om 6), not causative (osteopenia)

2) The bone also regulates memory and mental functions via osteocalcin (Karsenty).

SPECULATION: can healthier bones for overweight pple explain the all-cause-mortality effect?

POLICY: just follow the phenomenology that healthy pplw have healthy bones and ignore mechanisms?
3) We know that osteocalcin restores muscle endurance. Muscles strength are less investigated.

Again fughedabout mechanisms, take phenomenology: @CoachRippetoe reports that only heavy weight bearing exercises you do standing up count.

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Someone finally got it. They are all weak (both sides), insecure, lacking in grandor, and it’s a shame we are dragged into this s***t. America deserves much better.
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Where a 100% left wing crowd agreed with my message:

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The planet is undergoing yuuge reforestation.

This demoralizes environmentalists
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I thought chess players would think in more than one step. Before arguing whether "fascists" should be museled,

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