Ever since its conception, GMO had been the subject of much scientific debate. Are they safe? Are they dangerous? Do they have adverse effects on the body? Do they harm plants and animals around them? What if they mix with non-GMO foods and ‘contaminate’ them?
But first, what is GMO? GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism. It generally refers to food that has had its genes changed using biotechnology. It can be used to engineer foods with unique abilities, such as resistance to pesticides, adverse weather conditions, and more.
As these are no longer the same crops as before, people perceive these to be alien entities, potentially harmful to the human body. I can see where these thoughts come from – after all, one variant has poison in it (more on this below) – but really, their argument goes against the proof science (which by the way, is a logical, systematic process) has presented us.
There’s a vast empire of pseudoscience being peddled for hard cash in state schools across the UK and USA; some of Asia and Australia’s been captivated too. It’s a little something called brain gym. It’s persistent in the education system; swallowed whole by teachers, and vomited right back onto the children. And the worst part – it’s riddled with nonsense.
Brain gym leans on a string of complicated and unusual (which is putting it mildly) exercises for kids that ‘enhance the experience of whole brain learning’. They’re very keen on water, for example. “Drink a glass of water before brain gym activities,” they say. “As it is a major component of blood, water is vital for transporting oxygen to the brain.” They emphasis that the water should be held in your mouth, so that it can be absorbed directly into your brain. Remember – next time you drink a glass of water, hold it in your mouth for a few seconds; you don’t want your blood or brain to go drying out, now do you?
Paper bags are being promoted aggressively, and continuously. They’re strong, eco-friendly, reusable. So much better than old plastic bags. They’re bad for the environment, cost so much to make, clog everything up, tear up so easily. Yuck. I’m going to stick to paper thanks.
Certain governments have banned the usage of plastic bags on the grounds that it is bad for the environment, and that paper, or other reusable bags should be used instead because they are better.
Right off the bat, let me clear something up – feminism is not women over men. Most people seem to have this concoction. Nothing could be further from the truth. Feminism is equality of sexes. Not women over men, not men over women. Feminists want equality.
The general view on this is that women are oppressed, and women get the worse end of everything. I’m going to prove this wrong.
The world knows about data mining – it’s no shy secret. Nearly everyone knows what it’s about and a lot of people hate it – but people use the services that mine their data nonetheless.
If you do not know how this works, check out this quick info graphic I made:
You use a free service (like Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), and they collect information about you. The kind of things you search for, posts you like, etc. They basically make a collection of your interests and sell it to advertisers. The advertisers then go shopping for a perfect candidate to show their advertisement to.
And for the most part, people are fine with it. But then comes the privacy argument, and how people are loosing their privacy (more on this below), yada, yada, yada
But then they continue to use those services