Science and Conspiracy theory

This experience shows our gullibility

[Dihydrogen monoxide parody - Wikipedia]


The worst is that everything is perfectly true. Anti-vaccs don’t bother with truth

I like to pull this one out every now and then:

The Dangers of Bread

Important warning for those who have been drawn unsuspectingly into the use of bread:

  1. More than 98 percent of convicted felons are bread users.

  2. Fully HALF of all children who grow up in bread-consuming households score below average on standardized tests.

  3. In the 18th century, when virtually all bread was baked in the home, the average life expectancy was less than 50 years; infant mortality rates were unacceptably high; many women died in childbirth; and diseases such as typhoid, yellow fever, and influenza ravaged whole nations.

  4. More than 90 percent of violent crimes are committed within 24 hours of eating bread.

  5. Bread is made from a substance called “dough.” It has been proven that as little as one pound of dough can be used to suffocate a mouse. The average American eats more bread than that in one month!

  6. Primitive tribal societies that have no bread exhibit a low incidence of cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, and osteoporosis.

  7. Bread has been proven to be addictive. Subjects deprived of bread and given only water to eat begged for bread after as little as two days.

  8. Bread has been proven to absorb water. Since the human body is more than 90 percent water, it follows that eating bread could lead to your body being taken over by this absorptive food product, turning you into a soggy, gooey bread-pudding person.

  9. Bread is a gateway food. Users who start with only bread will soon move on to peanut butter, or jelly and sometimes even lunchmeat!

  10. Bread is baked at temperatures as high as 400 degrees Fahrenheit! That kind of heat can kill an adult in less than one minute.

It’s shortened from a much longer list I had at one time.

Almost 1/2 about that concerning bread is true. I eat bread and I’m not a felon and my kids nor I died in childbirth. I haven’t committed crimes within 24 hours of eating bread either. Where did you get that crap?

Other foods are cooked at higher temps. Some foods are cooked at 450.

Well then you’d better watch out for this stuff.

Or the disingenuous poster.

Dihydrogen monoxide:

  • is also known as hydroxyl acid, and is the major component of acid rain.
  • contributes to the “greenhouse effect”.
  • may cause severe burns.
  • contributes to the erosion of our natural landscape.
  • accelerates corrosion and rusting of many metals.
  • may cause electrical failures and decreased effectiveness of automobile brakes.
  • has been found in excised tumors of terminal cancer patients.

Despite the danger, dihydrogen monoxide is often used:

  • as an industrial solvent and coolant.
  • in nuclear power plants.
  • in the production of styrofoam.
  • as a fire retardant.
  • in many forms of cruel animal research.
  • in the distribution of pesticides. Even after washing, produce remains contaminated by this chemical.
  • as an additive in certain “junk-foods” and other food products.


Mriana, the idea is to mock pseudo-scientific theories.

The idea is that every object, so innocuous it is can be so distorted by false science that it becomes a danger.

The whole point is that these points cannot be countered by logic, reason or facts,

When you disprove a point, conspiracy theorists will,

  • Ignore you and just post another equally invalid point to ‘prove’ their theory.
  • Tell you to, ‘Do your research’ as you are being conned by the bread industry.
  • Insult, threaten or drive you away, in order leave the discussion open to them only.