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(Public Library of Science)   Human FUD is toxic: why the cat still climbs into the spin dryer even when it knows the dog is a quack   (blogs.plos.org) divider line 34
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2014-04-30 09:07:27 AM  
I love my food to be low yield, full of pests, and sensitive to drought. It also makes me feel wonderful to know about all those people who don't have any food at all because GMOs are bad.
 
2014-04-30 10:16:07 AM  
Yep, the human brain didn't evolve in a world with the EPA.
 
2014-04-30 10:16:33 AM  
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2014-04-30 10:17:56 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: I love my food to be low yield, full of pests, and sensitive to drought. It also makes me feel wonderful to know about all those people who don't have any food at all because GMOs are bad.


But, but Monsanto thus all GMOs
 
2014-04-30 10:18:29 AM  
Am I having a stroke, or was this headline written by Meow Said The Dog.
 
2014-04-30 10:20:19 AM  
I teach nutrition at a community college,

static.ylilauta.org


Also,

guiltycarnivore.com
 
2014-04-30 10:22:20 AM  
Super pro-tip.

If someone is going on about "toxins" or "toxics" or "unnatural" whatever in your food, turn your bullshiat detection device up a few notches, because they are probably about to sell you something.
 
2014-04-30 10:22:49 AM  
Oh please.
Oh please.
 
2014-04-30 10:24:07 AM  

meat0918: If someone is going on about "toxins" or "toxics" or "unnatural" whatever in your food, turn your bullshiat detection device up a few notches, because they are probably about to sell you something.


If you RTFA, that's what this article is basically saying.
 
2014-04-30 10:27:07 AM  

hardinparamedic: meat0918: If someone is going on about "toxins" or "toxics" or "unnatural" whatever in your food, turn your bullshiat detection device up a few notches, because they are probably about to sell you something.

If you RTFA, that's what this article is basically saying.


I read the whole thing, so think of it as the TLDR version (which I forgot to put in my post).

I've had people trying to tell me the gluten in ancient wheat is different than the gluten in modern wheat, yet a seed catalog I get that sells "ancient" varieties of wheat (there is money to be made after all) that cautions very strongly that the wheat still has gluten in it.
 
2014-04-30 10:28:14 AM  

meat0918: Super pro-tip.

If someone is going on about "toxins" or "toxics" or "unnatural" whatever in your food, turn your bullshiat detection device up a few notches, because they are probably about to sell you something.


Yeah, it is getting kind of annoying to go through the documentary section of Netflix these days because now it is littered with infomercials like Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead.
 
2014-04-30 10:30:16 AM  

gopats: [img.fark.net image 250x201]
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If the cat is smart enough to read then wouldn't it be smart enough to know that's the machine that makes things spin?
 
2014-04-30 10:32:11 AM  

meat0918: hardinparamedic: meat0918: If someone is going on about "toxins" or "toxics" or "unnatural" whatever in your food, turn your bullshiat detection device up a few notches, because they are probably about to sell you something.

If you RTFA, that's what this article is basically saying.

I read the whole thing, so think of it as the TLDR version (which I forgot to put in my post).

I've had people trying to tell me the gluten in ancient wheat is different than the gluten in modern wheat, yet a seed catalog I get that sells "ancient" varieties of wheat (there is money to be made after all) that cautions very strongly that the wheat still has gluten in it.


The steel made in ancient Egypt is different than the steel made today. It's a fact. Just look at the pyramids. TMYK.
 
2014-04-30 10:33:19 AM  
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CURSE YOU GMOS!
 
2014-04-30 10:38:21 AM  

meat0918: hardinparamedic: meat0918: If someone is going on about "toxins" or "toxics" or "unnatural" whatever in your food, turn your bullshiat detection device up a few notches, because they are probably about to sell you something.

If you RTFA, that's what this article is basically saying.

I read the whole thing, so think of it as the TLDR version (which I forgot to put in my post).

I've had people trying to tell me the gluten in ancient wheat is different than the gluten in modern wheat, yet a seed catalog I get that sells "ancient" varieties of wheat (there is money to be made after all) that cautions very strongly that the wheat still has gluten in it.


It's because the ancient astronauts brought glutenic mutagens with them from Tralfamadore.
 
2014-04-30 10:39:45 AM  

ikanreed: Yep, the human brain didn't evolve in a world with the EPA.


Sigh, I'll bite.

Gee, I wonder if the ancient Romans wish they'd had an EPA. Of course, we'd have to ask them *before* they went mad and died of lead poisoning.

"Stupid EPA, always trying to protect us from ourselves. Furrdom! Raats! Down with the stoopid gubbimt. Now... whaar the hell is mah DDT."
 
2014-04-30 10:40:03 AM  

ciberido: meat0918: hardinparamedic: meat0918: If someone is going on about "toxins" or "toxics" or "unnatural" whatever in your food, turn your bullshiat detection device up a few notches, because they are probably about to sell you something.

If you RTFA, that's what this article is basically saying.

I read the whole thing, so think of it as the TLDR version (which I forgot to put in my post).

I've had people trying to tell me the gluten in ancient wheat is different than the gluten in modern wheat, yet a seed catalog I get that sells "ancient" varieties of wheat (there is money to be made after all) that cautions very strongly that the wheat still has gluten in it.

It's because the ancient astronauts brought glutenic mutagens with them from Tralfamadore.


Why couldn't they have brought us quadrotriticale?
 
2014-04-30 10:45:13 AM  

meat0918: Super pro-tip.

If someone is going on about "toxins" or "toxics" or "unnatural" whatever in your food, turn your bullshiat detection device up a few notches, because they are probably about to sell you something.



Your food is fluoridated and full of vaccines. Also, Monsanto.
 
2014-04-30 10:46:25 AM  

meat0918: ciberido: meat0918: hardinparamedic: meat0918: If someone is going on about "toxins" or "toxics" or "unnatural" whatever in your food, turn your bullshiat detection device up a few notches, because they are probably about to sell you something.

If you RTFA, that's what this article is basically saying.

I read the whole thing, so think of it as the TLDR version (which I forgot to put in my post).

I've had people trying to tell me the gluten in ancient wheat is different than the gluten in modern wheat, yet a seed catalog I get that sells "ancient" varieties of wheat (there is money to be made after all) that cautions very strongly that the wheat still has gluten in it.

It's because the ancient astronauts brought glutenic mutagens with them from Tralfamadore.

Why couldn't they have brought us quadrotriticale?


Because they're actually Klingon spies?
 
2014-04-30 10:47:10 AM  

brimed03: ikanreed: Yep, the human brain didn't evolve in a world with the EPA.

Sigh, I'll bite.

Gee, I wonder if the ancient Romans wish they'd had an EPA. Of course, we'd have to ask them *before* they went mad and died of lead poisoning.



They could have started with the LPA. Baby steps.
 
2014-04-30 10:51:41 AM  

A Terrible Human: gopats: [img.fark.net image 250x201]
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If the cat is smart enough to read then wouldn't it be smart enough to know that's the machine that makes things spin?


Not to mention cats go by smell, at that distance it would know there's no food in there.

/hope the cat kills that farking dog for trying to murder it
 
2014-04-30 11:00:19 AM  

brimed03: we'd have to ask them *before* they went mad and died of lead poisoning.


actually, fark recently posted an article about the so called lead poisoning of rome...
 
2014-04-30 11:02:30 AM  

brimed03: ikanreed: Yep, the human brain didn't evolve in a world with the EPA.

Sigh, I'll bite.

Gee, I wonder if the ancient Romans wish they'd had an EPA. Of course, we'd have to ask them *before* they went mad and died of lead poisoning.

"Stupid EPA, always trying to protect us from ourselves. Furrdom! Raats! Down with the stoopid gubbimt. Now... whaar the hell is mah DDT."


DDT is not a good example.
 
2014-04-30 11:13:24 AM  
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2014-04-30 11:14:22 AM  
true story:  for years and years, i never realized that the dog was trying to spell the word "food."  honestly, i thought the word "fud" was some slang term for a bar, like a pub or something.  i still thought the comic was funny even though i completely misunderstood part of the joke.
 
2014-04-30 11:16:45 AM  

brimed03: ikanreed: Yep, the human brain didn't evolve in a world with the EPA.

Sigh, I'll bite.

Gee, I wonder if the ancient Romans wish they'd had an EPA. Of course, we'd have to ask them *before* they went mad and died of lead poisoning.

"Stupid EPA, always trying to protect us from ourselves. Furrdom! Raats! Down with the stoopid gubbimt. Now... whaar the hell is mah DDT."


Yeah, that didn't happen. Lead plumbing caused higher lead levels in Roman water than what we have today, but the levels were still low enough not to cause illness. Rome fell apart because of income inequality and corrupt government.
 
2014-04-30 11:17:36 AM  
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2014-04-30 11:29:41 AM  

brimed03: ikanreed: Yep, the human brain didn't evolve in a world with the EPA.

Sigh, I'll bite.

Gee, I wonder if the ancient Romans wish they'd had an EPA. Of course, we'd have to ask them *before* they went mad and died of lead poisoning.

"Stupid EPA, always trying to protect us from ourselves. Furrdom! Raats! Down with the stoopid gubbimt. Now... whaar the hell is mah DDT."


I mean our neurologically determined behaviors are not ones that account for widespread socialized food safety protection.  I certainly wasn't implying that because we evolved in a world without the EPA, we shouldn't have one.  Also: I think I meant FDA, but wasn't really alert enough to catch my mistake.
 
2014-04-30 11:36:56 AM  
My cat thinks human FUD is yummy.

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2014-04-30 12:31:07 PM  
In other news, most people would rather be told how the world is by "experts" than to try and work it out for themselves, and in case of conflict between experts on a particular topic, believe the one that most closely aligns with the worldview they've been suckling most.

On the whole, people are empty computers ready to be programmed by those that speak their language.  Sadly, few are ever programmed with a robust scepticism app.
 
2014-04-30 12:58:27 PM  
Submitter was trolling us with the "interesting" tag.
 
2014-04-30 03:27:09 PM  

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Third post, genius.
 
2014-04-30 09:46:50 PM  

LazyMedia: I teach nutrition at a community college,

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ditto.
 
2014-05-01 12:13:11 AM  

gopats: [img.fark.net image 250x201]
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I actually tell my cat "ok, time for fud" practically every day (pronounced closer to "fuhd" than "food"). Because I can't think of it as anything but "cat fud" ever since seeing that cartoon.
 
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