Source: Science Daily
quote: You're an imbecile. I registered for this site specifically to call you out.
quote: Really? Freaking, REALLY? Are you kidding me?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisphenol_A#Health_ef...
quote: I suggest you follow the source links on the wikipedia article. There have been dozens upon dozens of peer-reviewed studies that show links to an incredible variety of health problems from BPA. Sure, some of these studies have had methodological problems, but many more have not. Regardless, there IS real science implicating this chemical in myriad health problems.
quote: Taking in excess sugar on a regular basis, as another poster noted -- and as Americans are wont to do -- is bad for you; REALLY bad. There's all kinds of research to support this, and a basic understanding of metabolic processes makes it obvious.
quote: The problem is that many people in the US don't eat "balanced" diets, which include more vegetables than meat -- they focus on heavy red meats and lean meats like chicken and rabbit, which don't provide the nutrients or dietary fiber that a person needs. Vegan diets (and less so vegetarian diets) have their own problems, but a diet laden with meats, grains, and starches to the exclusion of other things (fruits and vegetables, among them) is even worse.
quote: This is so brain-dead I don't even know where to begin. Yes, 100% deionized water is a pretty good solvent, but it's still not harmful to your body in anything approaching realistic levels of consumption.
quote: Yes, "they" have been saying this for a long time -- and they would have been right if they hadn't been! Measures have been put in place to protect many natural habitats in areas of extensive deforestation, and it is because of the efforts of these activists that these places still exist at all.
quote: I'm not even sure what point you're trying to make with this, but there's nothing stating that symptoms can't themselves be harmful. Excessive sinus drainage is a symptom of infection, and yet the drainage itself can cause damage to your throat and lungs. Bronchitis is an inflammation often spoken of as if it were its own illness, and certainly it is a condition of note, but it is also a symptom, as you don't "catch" bronchitis -- it's caused by something else, usually an infection.
quote: This one is dicier, but there is real, peer-reviewed science that supports (not proves) the idea of human impact on global climate. The fact that some people believe whatever the TV tells them does not invalidate the genuine concerns of the informed.
quote: Refer to my prior remarks about rational and informed people. The concerns about fresh water are actually linked to concerns about climate change; read up on "desertification" if you really want to be informed.
quote: Ranting about "liberals" on a tech site is pointless. Whatever your political leanings, it just makes you look like a backwards Fox News devotee
quote: an impression only strengthened by trotting out unrelated tirades on artificially controversial issues that were never really in question in the first place.
quote: I'm no "liberal" myself (as a stalwart gun owner and small government devotee), but people like you disgust me. If you really want to be a skeptic,
quote: learn to look up peer-reviewed articles and recognize real research, instead of simply decrying all of science as "junk".