THE CALORIE MYTH
The Calorie Theory is an outdated mechanistic model. Human metabolism is still a mystery to modern science.
The legendary "Digesting Duck" is an allegory for the modern understanding of nature that has it´s foundations in the Age of Enlightenment in the 17th and 18th century. Mastermind René Descartes reduced living organisms to it´s pure mechanics. He saw the human body and all living creatures as "machines". Like the Digesting Duck that never really worked, the mechanistic thinking in general could never be proven right. Nevertheless this outdated philosophy of nature is still ruling modern day thinking and science.