Chemical Arrogance and Ignorance in the USA.
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29-04-2014, 08:44 AM
Chemical Arrogance and Ignorance in the USA.
Okay, buddies, I've come here to tell you about how arrogant and ignorant the people in the USA are.

So one day, I was walking down the school hall talking about chemicals. I then said to my friend, "Chemicals are everywhere." Suddenly, out of nowhere, a girl I know walked by, and interrupted, "Chemicals are not everywhere!" I knew this girl, and she takes Chemistry. So, I asked her for an example. She simply responded, "Apples don't have chemicals!" I then listed some of the chemicals apples have...
"Di-hydrogen Monoxide/Hydric acid"
"Riboflavin"
"Complex Sugars"
"Sodium"
"Potassium"
"Magnesium"
And before I could say, "Malic acid," she had left. I wondered how she had made it through chemistry.
Part 2 coming next.
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29-04-2014, 08:46 AM
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I think you can just chalk this up as individual stupidity.

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29-04-2014, 08:47 AM
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(29-04-2014 08:46 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  I think you can just chalk this up as individual stupidity.

Nah, I have more.

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29-04-2014, 08:50 AM
RE: Chemical Arrogance and Ignorance in the USA.
(29-04-2014 08:47 AM)Alex_Leonardo Wrote:  
(29-04-2014 08:46 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  I think you can just chalk this up as individual stupidity.

Nah, I have more.

lol ok then. Thumbsup

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29-04-2014, 08:52 AM
RE: Chemical Arrogance and Ignorance in the USA.
Sounded like sarcasm...you sure she wasn't joking?
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29-04-2014, 08:53 AM
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Okay, another thing,
The stereotype of the word, "chemicals."
So, in two classes later that day, We learned about a, "chemical spill."
I could see it in all of my classmate's mood, tone and body movement that, they were all saying, "this is a tragedy." (Some people even said "Oh no" in a non-sarcastic way.) Me, on the other hand, was thinking more along the lines of, "WHAT WAS THE CHEMICAL?"
I saw all of my other classmates assume, since they use the word "chemical" it's obviously bad. But, the problem is, it could've been "good" chemicals. Potassium, maybe certain vitamins could've been spilled into the water.
I just didn't get when they said "chemical" everyone just assumed it was bad.
This happened in two classes, actually.
Part 3 coming next.

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29-04-2014, 08:53 AM
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(29-04-2014 08:52 AM)Hobbitgirl Wrote:  Sounded like sarcasm...you sure she wasn't joking?

Nah, here tone was definite.

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29-04-2014, 08:57 AM
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(29-04-2014 08:46 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  I think you can just chalk this up as individual stupidity.

I wish it were, but I'm with Alex on this one. I have heard the "chemicals" argument in discussion after discussion on food safety more times than I can count. It's like the go-to "thermodynamics" argument. They just spout off some nonsense that they saw in a youtube video or from some conspiracy theory site that told them that if there are any chemicals in their food, it's poison.

Excuse me, I'm making perfect sense. You're just not keeping up.

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29-04-2014, 09:02 AM
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Part 3:
Big words.
Okay, If you live in america, you might have seen a commercial.
This certain commercial goes like this.
"Okay, you've seen the chemicals they put in (I think it was dog food.)
they're pretty big words, right? You could probably use them as curse words or whatever.
It shows a guy in his car screaming something as long as 'Ribo Nucleic acid' (No, it wasn't really RNA that he screamed.)
Then it shows a guy drops his phone and screams another chemical, like 'Magnesium Sulfate'
A woman gets hit with a baseball, she shouts 'Sulfuric acid"
It then said something like, don't have big words in (dog food) try (company name) which only comes with natural ingredients.

When this commercial ended, I was already like this. Weeping
I think this explains why so many people reject complex and true ideas in america and got to religion. (Evolution, the big bang, etc.)
Because, if they can't understand something, it's obviously bad.
Also, 900th post!

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29-04-2014, 09:03 AM
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(29-04-2014 08:57 AM)itsnotmeitsyou Wrote:  
(29-04-2014 08:46 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  I think you can just chalk this up as individual stupidity.

I wish it were, but I'm with Alex on this one. I have heard the "chemicals" argument in discussion after discussion on food safety more times than I can count. It's like the go-to "thermodynamics" argument. They just spout off some nonsense that they saw in a youtube video or from some conspiracy theory site that told them that if there are any chemicals in their food, it's poison.

Yeah.
(Also the chem-trails conspiracy bugs me. It could be water.)

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