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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:45 PM

Somebody tell the radio-causes-cancer nuts some basic physics.

Good lord, radio wave photons are the least energetic photons there are, visible light is much more energetic, and yet these nuts seriously think that radio waves damage DNA???

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Reply Somebody tell the radio-causes-cancer nuts some basic physics. (Original post)
Odin2005 Apr 2012 OP
laconicsax Apr 2012 #1
Odin2005 Apr 2012 #2
laconicsax Apr 2012 #3
Goblinmonger Apr 2012 #4
laconicsax Apr 2012 #5
Odin2005 Apr 2012 #6
MineralMan Apr 2012 #7
laconicsax Apr 2012 #8
longship Apr 2012 #9

Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:53 PM

1. It's more scary if you call it radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation.

 

Radiation is teh scary!

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Response to laconicsax (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:12 PM

2. You run into that with food irradiation.

People conflate "radiation" with "radioactivity". Even though shooting X-rays at food does not make it radioactive people still think it's dangerous, it's sure much healthier than using ammonia to turn the meat into Punk Slime!

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:50 PM

3. On a tangent, I actually don't really care about the pink slime.

 

Most beef is treated with carbon monoxide to keep it that lovely shade of red and humans evolved to eat and digest all manner of non-nutritious garbage that just filled the stomach between meals that had nutritious content. Ammonia is widely used in the food and drink industry and, like many other compounds, is safe at low levels.

While I'd prefer to not eat something made from "pink slime," since that it's apparently no less safe than eating high-fat beef, I don't think it's necessary to freak out about it.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:01 PM

4. Or genetically modified food.

Can't believe the freak out about that (know it isn't radiation based, but still).

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:13 PM

5. One of my first real arguments on DU was on GMOs.

 

Apparently, GMOs are responsible for the obesity "epidemic" because BT corn hasn't gone through extensive safety testing.

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 12:07 AM

6. Yup, I hate Monsanto, but because of Round-Up and the MISUSE...

...of GMOs to help them sell more RoundUp rather than just engineering the plants to be more resistant to pests, not for GMOs themselves! That Glyphosate in RoundUp is nasty and I've read that some studies correlate it's use with lower IQs and higher rates of ADHD among people in the rural areas where it is used (so THAT'S the matter with Kansas!).

Funy that Glyphosate is never mentioned by the anti-GMO nuts...

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 10:11 AM

7. Impossible. Anti-science folks are anti-science.

Radio is magic, so it can't be good.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 06:20 PM

8. Ah, but homeopathy, Qi, and reiki are magic and they're good.

 

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Response to laconicsax (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 04:03 PM

9. Never forget: "Qi spelled backwards is crap"

Thank you, Perry DeAngelis, we all miss you.

Monkeys always beat birds.

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