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Old 06-12-2008, 03:42 PM   #21
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I see a difference between duping people on the street into signing a petition to ban dihydrogen monoxide and the leader of a political party 'absolutely supporting' a ban.

The average person on the street just will not make the connection between a very technical sounding term like 'dihydrogen monoxide' and H20 (water) and so will not see through the ruse. I think this is understandable, though regrettable, and can be forgiven.

It's appalling, however, when a political leader falls for this. Its shows a basic lack of due diligence and fact checking. It certainly casts doubt over all their other pronouncements.
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Old 06-12-2008, 04:11 PM   #22
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There's no difference between that one and any number of other petitions, chain letters or oft repeated 'facts' that are complete bunk.

People frequently take things at face value, particularly when it costs them nothing to do so. This includes people of every political persuasion.
Don't see your point as it relates to the article here. The gene guys sent the H2O info to the Green types to prove that they're reactionary, uninformed idiots. I don't care either way, and I have no political bent in this issue, but to me it looks like they proved their point.

 
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Old 06-12-2008, 04:18 PM   #23
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funny, I read the title and thought this was a thread about the scientific names for things vs. what people commonly call things...
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Old 06-12-2008, 04:20 PM   #24
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This thread was fun before it got serious.

Good link Evan! I found it funny.

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Old 06-12-2008, 11:10 PM   #25
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How about the 911 operator that told a man to take a shower to rinse off the chlorine gas from a rail car accident . Now thats stupid

 
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:38 PM   #26
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This thread was fun before it got serious.

Good link Evan! I found it funny.
Leave it up to Korn-"Dr. Phil"-kob to turn it into a serious subject
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Leave it up to Korn-"Dr. Phil"-kob to turn it into a serious subject
ouch, that was a stinger!
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Don't see your point as it relates to the article here. The gene guys sent the H2O info to the Green types to prove that they're reactionary, uninformed idiots. I don't care either way, and I have no political bent in this issue, but to me it looks like they proved their point.
Except in the greater context of this thread that's NOT what was being discussed.
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