Monday, February 8, 2010
How Gullible Are We?
Is "marketing" the most powerful force discovered since nuclear fission?
Or is idiocy? The bottom line folks is this.
Be skeptical. Be very skeptical. Do not believe anything unless you have looked into it yourself and have arrived at your own conclusion.
A student at Eagle Rock Junior High won the first prize at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair, last year on April 26. In his project he urged people to sign a petition demanding strict control or total elimination of the chemical "dihydrogen monoxide."
Dihydrogen Monoxide Must Be Banned!
1. it can cause excessive sweating and vomiting
2. it is a major component in acid rain
3. it can cause severe burns in its gaseous state
4. accidental inhalation can kill you
5. it contributes to erosion
6. it decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes
7. it has been found in tumors of terminal cancer patients
He had asked 50 random people if they supported a ban of the chemical.
* Forty-three (43) said yes,
* six (6) were undecided,
* and only one (1) knew that the chemical was water.
The title of his prize winning project was, "How Gullible Are We?"
The conclusion is obvious.