Clearing up some common misconceptions.

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Hello fellow Escapists. As the title of this thread suggests, what are some common misconceptions that you would like to clear up? It can be about any topic, just as long as everyone here (Myself included, of course) learns a thing or two.

I'll start. I know this one applies to other nations, but I'm going to direct it at my own, because I know for a fact that we are guilty of it.

My fellow Americans, you do NOT need to eat an entire fucking cow every day! Seriously, I'm amazed by how much people over-consume meat in this country. I have no moral stance against eating meat, but damn, most people I see eat WAY too much. This wouldn't be so bad, but the average American doesn't eat enough fruits or vegetables either. I don't know why, but people here in America always seem to be concerned about not getting enough protein. (And trust me, we're in no danger of it) Hell, most fruits and vegetables taste damn good too, so I' m surprised that people here don't eat more of them.

Your turn Escapists. Please, educate us. Have a nice day :)

Edit: Several people on this thread seem to think that I am defining the term "too much" by personal opinion, or that I'm trying to judge people. I was defining "too much" based on the general national health guidelines, and I'm certainly not trying to judge anyone. I'm not on any anti-meat crusade, it's just something I recently observed in my environment, and did a little research on. Many statistics reported that the average American does eat too much meat, or at the very least, not enough fruits and vegetables. And to reiterate; this is an observation, not a judgement or criticism. Now if we could keep this thread on topic, that would be great. Thank you.

Here's a good one: sweeping generalizations are, in general, pretty bad.

Stagnant:
Here's a good one: sweeping generalizations are, in general, pretty bad.

Well it's nice to see that my first reply was at least a clever one :P While my assumption about all of America is potentially inaccurate, and based on nation-wide studies rather than direct observation, I can safely say that people around me eat too much meat. Seriously, you should see the average serving of meat around here, they're almost comically large.

OT: Another fun misconception; Apples do not contain more caffeine than a cup of coffee. I know that sounds like a rather obvious one, but you'd be surprised by how many people believe that they do.

Here's another one, because I am just SICK TO FUCKING DEATH of hearing it: The pill is not just birth control. Seriously.

She is on birth control and has been for almost a year now. Beantown girl suffers from menorrhagia and secondary dysmenorrhea. That is, since almost the time of her very first period, she bled so heavily and suffered such severe pain and cramping that she was rendered immobile for the first 2-3 days of menstruation. She would become so violently ill that she would miss at least 2 days of school each month. PMS for this poor child was so horrible- she would rage, cry and be so very depressed that the entire family would try anything to avoid being near her. It ended up the safest place for her was her room for the week preceding her actual period and we all knew to just stay away from her if we could. I finally convinced her that she needed to see a doctor about this when her periods began to last for 8-9 days and she would become so pale and listless throughout the entire period that I feared she was becoming anemic. She was. After doing extensive testing, ultrasounds and blood work, the doctor diagnosed her with the menorrhagia and dysmenorrhea. She placed beantown girl on Ortho Tri-cyclen Lo, a low dose birth control pill in order to try to balance out the hormones. Since she has been on the hormones, her periods have become regular, 4-5 days of normal menstruation with less cramping and no more violent, raging PMS- an absolute godsend to my beautiful daughter, to be sure!

Yeah. Guys, fuck off with that "well then they should insure condoms!" bullshit. Thanks.

I am neither Sheldon Cooper nor a robot. While this mostly applies to people who know me IRL, it gets annoying after the fiftieth time someone says "You know who he reminds me of... Sheldon!"

Also, gravity is F'ing weak (compared to the other forces at least). Not sure I have actually see that as something misconstrued, but it seems like it might be just because it is one of those things.

The Big Bang =/= Evolution =/= Abiogenesis. To anyone who starts a debate in one and turns it into another thinking they are the same: Do your M****r-f*****g homework before you start the debate. Please.

Thank-you very much, I will be here all night[1].

[1] I will not, I am going to bed now, so don't expect to find me tonight. Unless you have the dream-riding unicorn. Goodnight

nklshaz:
My fellow Americans, you do NOT need to eat an entire fucking cow every day! Seriously, I'm amazed by how much people over-consume meat in this country. I have no moral stance against eating meat, but damn, most people I see eat WAY too much. This wouldn't be so bad, but the average American doesn't eat enough fruits or vegetables either. I don't know why, but people here in America always seem to be concerned about not getting enough protein. (And trust me, we're in no danger of it) Hell, most fruits and vegetables taste damn good too, so I' m surprised that people here don't eat more of them.

How in the blue hell is this a common misconception? I have never seen anything in America that suggests eating anymore meat than a balanced meal would require. This appears to be your personal view point on a *choice*, not a misconception.

Although the irony did make me chuckle.

brandon237:
I am neither Sheldon Cooper nor a robot. While this mostly applies to people who know me IRL, it gets annoying after the fiftieth time someone says "You know who he reminds me of... Sheldon!"

Also, gravity is F'ing weak (compared to the other forces at least). Not sure I have actually see that as something misconstrued, but it seems like it might be just because it is one of those things.

The Big Bang =/= Evolution =/= Abiogenesis. To anyone who starts a debate in one and turns it into another thinking they are the same: Do your M****r-f*****g homework before you start the debate. Please.

Thank-you very much, I will be here all night[1].

I don't know you IRL, nor am I an expert on the big bang theory or evolution, I agree with you on the gravity bit. If I recall correctly, the force of gravity on Earth is roughly 9.81 newtons. And as you said, it's rather easy to generate a force greater than that.

[1] I will not, I am going to bed now, so don't expect to find me tonight. Unless you have the dream-riding unicorn. Goodnight

brandon237:

The Big Bang =/= Evolution =/= Abiogenesis. To anyone who starts a debate in one and turns it into another thinking they are the same: Do your M****r-f*****g homework before you start the debate. Please.

I'll second this motion. People who start equating these concepts with one another lose all credibility in an argument in my eyes.

As for my own suggestions:

1) Sharks, in general, are not too vicious. Although this isn't a cue to start trying to hug a Great White.

And on a more personal note:

2) If I'm being sarcastic and snide towards you, this means I like you and consider you a friend. If I don't, or am neutral, you won't get a single harsh word out of me. This is often an issue for people I've just met.

nklshaz:

brandon237:

I am neither Sheldon Cooper nor a robot. While this mostly applies to people who know me IRL, it gets annoying after the fiftieth time someone says "You know who he reminds me of... Sheldon!"

Also, gravity is F'ing weak (compared to the other forces at least). Not sure I have actually see that as something misconstrued, but it seems like it might be just because it is one of those things.

The Big Bang =/= Evolution =/= Abiogenesis. To anyone who starts a debate in one and turns it into another thinking they are the same: Do your M****r-f*****g homework before you start the debate. Please.

Thank-you very much, I will be here all night[1].

I don't know you IRL, nor am I an expert on the big bang theory or evolution, I agree with you on the gravity bit. If I recall correctly, the force of gravity on Earth is roughly 9.81 newtons. And as you said, it's rather easy to generate a force greater than that.

Indeed it is, like... fridge-magnet or 1V battery easy :P
Strong Nuclear force is well... insanely strong. Then Electromagnetism and Weak Nuclear Force are kinda difficult to rank against each other because of the differences in how they are carried and what they affect, and then far below them all in terms of strength is gravity. The main reason they cannot find gravitons and gravitational radiation is that it is too damn weak to detect with current instruments.

And as for the Big Bang / Evolution / Abiogenesis:
Big Bang is essentially the origin of the universe as a whole, how it started and what happened immediately after it did.
Abiogenesis is how life formed from inorganic material (A-Bio-Genesis)
Evolution is what happened to life (study of the past) and what does happen to life as a general rule and why (The theory explaining the past and making predictions for the future of life).

Suicidejim:

brandon237:

The Big Bang =/= Evolution =/= Abiogenesis. To anyone who starts a debate in one and turns it into another thinking they are the same: Do your M****r-f*****g homework before you start the debate. Please.

I'll second this motion. People who start equating these concepts with one another lose all credibility in an argument in my eyes.

As for my own suggestions:

1) Sharks, in general, are not too vicious. Although this isn't a cue to start trying to hug a Great White.

What is worse is that the people will argue against you that you are wrong when you tell them that they have derailed things, thinking that "disproving" either of the less argued ones automatically does the same for evolution. It does not. It does lead to me wanting to smack people.

This too, humans kill far more sharks than sharks kill humans. We are not ideal prey for them, and they generally know it.

[1] I will not, I am going to bed now, so don't expect to find me tonight. Unless you have the dream-riding unicorn. Goodnight

brandon237:

Also, gravity is F'ing weak (compared to the other forces at least). Not sure I have actually see that as something misconstrued, but it seems like it might be just because it is one of those things.

The Big Bang =/= Evolution =/= Abiogenesis. To anyone who starts a debate in one and turns it into another thinking they are the same: Do your M****r-f*****g homework before you start the debate. Please.

it might be considered a misconception since people only consider how much gravity affects us, it might seem strong since it's keeping all of us glued to the earth but it's not even in the same ballpark as the others, Magnetism is the other common one.

Here's another one: The Big Bang isn't really considered to be an 'explosion' but more a rapidly expanding event. This is just a misconception caused by the name though.

Finally, Recycling! It costs us more money to recycle most things and we are not running out of landfill space. The exception to this would be anything you get paid to recycle (like aluminum) since it's cheaper to reuse the aluminum the companies pay your for it!

If some1 is fat funny and into nerd culture they do not immediately turn into ed from shaun of the dead.

So many times iv heard people liken me to him. Granted he's funny and quite cool but we aren't that simmilar :/

HMM

One that applies to everyone i guess is newb=/=noob
a newb is somebody new to the game, and bad because of that newness.
A noob is an idiot who is unwilling (or incapable) of becoming better.

bahumat42:
One that applies to everyone i guess is newb=/=noob
a newb is somebody new to the game, and bad because of that newness.
A noob is an idiot who is unwilling (or incapable) of becoming better.

Yes, I second that. The term "newb" is just "newbie" shortened, "noob", however, came from that (as far as I know) but developed into it's own meaning - an insult. One is like calling somebody "inexperienced", which means that they lack experience, not the prospect of becoming better, the other is like calling them "retarded" - not nice at all.

So, somewhat related - "hacker". It is not an inherently bad word. It could be, but you have to explicitly specify it, e.g, "malicious hacker". Most people use it to mean "cracker".

Same goes for "hack". It could be bad, but I mostly see it used as meaning 1. or 6.

If there's anything people eat too much of it's carbohydrates. They're one of the worst things you can eat, it's akin to eating pure fat.

Here's Canada's national food health guide, America's guide is pretty much the exact same.

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That's right, the food group proven to be worse for your health than any other, is the same food group your government is telling you to eat lots of. It's one of the reasons why obesity has climbed so high in the past 50 or so years, people simply became convinced that bread is very healthy and that you should eat lots of it.

It's not like people actively follow the food guides, but when it's clearly telling you that eating a bunch of bread is actually a little better for you than eating a bunch of vegetables, you're going to get the impression that bread is some godly health food.

Our governments were simply convinced by the wrong group of scientists who came to the wrong conclusions, and nobody has ever bothered to change the food guides to comply with modern knowledge.

Regnes:
If there's anything people eat too much of it's carbohydrates. They're one of the worst things you can eat, it's akin to eating pure fat.

Here's Canada's national food health guide, America's guide is pretty much the exact same.

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That's right, the food group proven to be worse for your health than any other, is the same food group your government is telling you to eat lots of. It's one of the reasons why obesity has climbed so high in the past 50 or so years, people simply became convinced that bread is very healthy and that you should eat lots of it.

It's not like people actively follow the food guides, but when it's clearly telling you that eating a bunch of bread is actually a little better for you than eating a bunch of vegetables, you're going to get the impression that bread is some godly health food.

Our governments were simply convinced by the wrong group of scientists who came to the wrong conclusions, and nobody has ever bothered to change the food guides to comply with modern knowledge.

I agree, especially considering that most grain servings people get are processed, and not whole. And even with whole grains, someone still doesn't need 5 servings per day. In America's case, I don't think it's that they were too lazy to change the pyramid, rather it's all the lobbying done by the agriculture industry to push more grains on to the general public. I hate that they purposefully feed misinformation to the public just for the sake of money, but money is what industry has always been about I suppose.

Science is not static - the community changes its mind on how things work according to new evidence. The old theory isn't wrong; usually it's just a more simplistic model of the complex version.

Mental illness is very common, isn't irreversible, and the treatment is almost always not related to locking someone up, dosing them high on drugs, then throwing away the key. The amount of social stigma against it is probably worse than homosexuality, in my experience, and much more pervasive (you can't call someone gay on TV if they do something you don't like, but it's fine to call them crazy).

Programming (most of the time) has very little to do with maths. The very foundation of computing is based on mathematical principles, and it's good to have an understanding of it so your programs run fast, but it would take centuries if you coded everything in mathematical terms. Instead programmers use languages that are converted into mathematical instructions (i.e., print "hello world" writes hello world to the screen in the Python Programming Language).

Anonymity is not a bad thing on the internet. A lot of people look down upon it because of idiotic trolls & the potential for bullying, but there are lots of good sides. I'm not held back by any prejudices I have in this forum, so I reply based entirely on what you have written. It gives everyone an equal voice, and allows us to speak as candidly as possible, and there are also loads of communities that will get together and produce works of art for the community as a whole, anonymously.

Free (as in cost) software is bad software. This is very rarely the case. There's usually a free alternative to commercial software that provides exactly the same functionality.

Drink 8 cups of water a day isn't a literal statement. That figure is accurate, but neglects to mention that the 8 cups can be from ANY source, even the water in food. And often there is quite a bit of water in your food. The figure also varies based on activity and environment.

Your ears are mostly self-cleaning. Plunging a q-tip inside your ear canal is actually bad for your ears natural cleaning cycle (it just jams the grime deeper in). Movements of the jaw slowly push dirt and waste from the inside to the outside of your ear. At most, you only need to swab the outside area of your ear, and even that's not terribly necessary.

Space is not cold.

The Phrase "The founding fathers would have thought __________ " needs to be abolished from the current political lexicon in the United States. Those men who founded our country were not one homogenous group that agreed on the same thing, they were individuals with rivalries and competing ideologies. Further on that point, stop arguing that "the founding fathers wanted us to be a Christian nation." First, see my previous arguement, maybe some of the founding fathers wanted that but certainly not all of them (see Jefferson). And further on that point, you can point to as many random letters and conversations as you want, that does not change the fact that the main document they left for us, the Constitution, quite clearly does not define the US as a Christian nation.

I loves me some retro gaming, my favorite games being Super Mario Lost Levels, Galaga and, Konami beat-em-ups like Turtles in Time. That being said, while I do glorify the old days of gaming, I'm not completely against current games such as realistic shooters and Tolkein Fantasy. There's a ton of realistic shooters and 'standard' fantasy games but the past was similar what with the doom clones, sonic clones, etc. Still, it would be great to see more ninja's in gaming in this day and age where Ninjas are lucky to make an appearance fighting games.

The pill is not just birth control, it also helps women with hormonal imbalances and the problems those can cause (acne, mood swings, pain, etc.) Something I think needs to be made a bit more clear to the powers that be.

The biggest cause of obesity in the US isn't junk food (though that is a major contributor), it is starting to come to light that it is in fact white bread.

Women who get abortions don't just do that so they can start having sex again. My cousin recently had to terminate a pregnancy due to a life-threatening complication (she is married, by the way) and she said it was the hardest thing she ever did.

Programming isn't very math intensive...a lot more logic and problem solving...IDK about others, but to me it's like a big puzzle. But due to the amount of logic and equations involved, the sort of person who is good at math is usually good at programming...but really, I haven't used anything in programming beyond 2nd year algebra.

Space. Oh god, how little some people seem to know about space...not even going to get into it right now, because I could type a very lengthy book over everything that people consistently get wrong about space.

Latin is not a useless language and everyone who wants to learn French, Spanish, or Italian should take at least one year.

Junior year is not the hardest year of high school. Freshman year (while you're still adjusting) and Senior year, when you have colleges to apply to, a job, advanced level courses, and scholarships....holy fucking shit SOOO many scholarship applications...

Chewing gum is probably one of the best things you can do in school. Chewing gum burns off so much nervous energy and it also increases blood flow and blood sugar, which makes you feel much more awake and alert. And if it weren't against the rules, it wouldn't be all over every desk in any given high school because students try to hide it.

Also, and this is to my fellow high schoolers out there...your teachers do in fact know when you're on your phone in class. They also do in fact know when you were late to class because your locker was jammed, or because you were jammed against it with your tongue in someone else's mouth. Seriously, fellow high schoolers, knock it off, you're ruining it for the rest of us when the school makes ever stricter rules about phones because you can't turn it off for 20 minutes and wait till the passing period to read your inbox. The only reason schools are getting harsher and harsher with their rules is because people KEEP ABUSING THEIR PRIVILEGES.

Regnes:

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Actually, whole grain bread is INCREDIBLY healthy for you. Loads of fiber, bit of protein, and it fills you up really quickly and takes a long time to digest, so you feel full for a long time. Despite over all having more calories, it has much less sugar and they're mostly good calories that get used up by the body and don't go right to your fat.

It's processed white bread that will make you turn round faster than a balloon since it has loads of sugar and carbs that your body either burns right through and puts the rest right into fat. Honestly no one should ever eat it.

A common misconception is that you need faster-than-light travel to reach other galaxies in one person's lifetime.

Because of relativistic length contraction, this is not necessarily the case. By accelerating at the reasonable rate of 1g, and starting to decelerate at 1g after the midway point, you could reach the andromeda galaxy, 2 million light years away, in less than 30 years.

http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/Relativity/SR/rocket.html

brandon237:
I am neither Sheldon Cooper nor a robot. While this mostly applies to people who know me IRL, it gets annoying after the fiftieth time someone says "You know who he reminds me of... Sheldon!"

Also, gravity is F'ing weak (compared to the other forces at least). Not sure I have actually see that as something misconstrued, but it seems like it might be just because it is one of those things.

The Big Bang =/= Evolution =/= Abiogenesis. To anyone who starts a debate in one and turns it into another thinking they are the same: Do your M****r-f*****g homework before you start the debate. Please.

Thank-you very much, I will be here all night[1].

Well, now hold on there a second. Sure, compared to the PER UNIT strong and weak nuclear forces, gravity is weak. But gravity has a strength you're wholly ignoring. Gravity is long distance and cumulative. Sure, gravity on Earth isn't anything to compare to the nuclear forces, but what about black holes? Nuclear forces are only effective at the subatomic level, while gravity can effectively stop light in its tracks.

[1] I will not, I am going to bed now, so don't expect to find me tonight. Unless you have the dream-riding unicorn. Goodnight

Regnes:
If there's anything people eat too much of it's carbohydrates. They're one of the worst things you can eat, it's akin to eating pure fat.

Gonna have to call bullshit on that one. Our bodies use carbohydrates for energy much more readily than anything else, especially fat. They are not bad for us. They are not our enemy. As with most things, it's the amount we eat that is bad--and that applies to everything, from the pitiful amount of fruits and vegetables to the truly massive amounts of breads, sugars and meats.

All those fad diets that say "avoid this, eat that, eat more of this, don't eat that" are bullshit. Know what it boils down to? Calories in, calories out. Make sure the latter is higher, and you'll drop weight.

We didn't go to Iraq because of 9/11... We went to Afghanistan because of 9/11, and are still there... Everytime I see one of those '# of people dead on 9/11 vs # of people who died in IRAQ...'. They are mutually exclusive...

We went into Afghan to wage war on the Taliban for harbouring Al-Q... America responded to the attack on home soil, and everyone followed due to the calling of Article 5 in the NATO pact.

Iraq was a war against the Saddam Regime, due to the breaking of multiple embargo's set by the UN after the first gulf war. It was to remove the regime, not the terrorists...

These are different... they should stop being confused!

nklshaz:
Hello fellow Escapists. As the title of this thread suggests, what are some common misconceptions that you would like to clear up? It can be about any topic, just as long as everyone here (Myself included, of course) learns a thing or two.

I'll start. I know this one applies to other nations, but I'm going to direct it at my own, because I know for a fact that we are guilty of it.

My fellow Americans, you do NOT need to eat an entire fucking cow every day! Seriously, I'm amazed by how much people over-consume meat in this country. I have no moral stance against eating meat, but damn, most people I see eat WAY too much. This wouldn't be so bad, but the average American doesn't eat enough fruits or vegetables either. I don't know why, but people here in America always seem to be concerned about not getting enough protein. (And trust me, we're in no danger of it) Hell, most fruits and vegetables taste damn good too, so I' m surprised that people here don't eat more of them.

Your turn Escapists. Please, educate us. Have a nice day :)

Common misconception:

That I, in my infinite wisdom, know what is better for another human being than they do. **I** am the one to determine how much meat, alcohol, sex, cocaine, religion, or porn is "too much" - that I can somehow define acceptable consumption for another.

I see that misconception a lot in America. ;)

Just because someone is a furry does not mean they think some dogs are sexy... there is a fine difference between imagination and real life.

...this is also applied to Lolicon. if someone's into it, chances are they still aren't a pedo...

My misconception isn't nearly as complex or important as other-poster's (and it probably isn't as big a problem on this site) but I get a lot of shit from this in real life...

Also: Atheist does not mean Anti-Religious...

...I get that one a lot IRL too

nklshaz:
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Funny how you make a thread to clear up common misconceptions and you start it out with a sweeping generalization and stereotype without any facts or supporting evidence.

Ohohooh. I have one for the OP. You seem to be under the misconception that your opinion on others diets matters even a tiny bit. I assure you that not only does it not matter but it is none of your fucking business what other people eat.
So I guess I will lump this all into the misconception people have that their opinions matter.

The Gnome King:

nklshaz:
Hello fellow Escapists. As the title of this thread suggests, what are some common misconceptions that you would like to clear up? It can be about any topic, just as long as everyone here (Myself included, of course) learns a thing or two.

I'll start. I know this one applies to other nations, but I'm going to direct it at my own, because I know for a fact that we are guilty of it.

My fellow Americans, you do NOT need to eat an entire fucking cow every day! Seriously, I'm amazed by how much people over-consume meat in this country. I have no moral stance against eating meat, but damn, most people I see eat WAY too much. This wouldn't be so bad, but the average American doesn't eat enough fruits or vegetables either. I don't know why, but people here in America always seem to be concerned about not getting enough protein. (And trust me, we're in no danger of it) Hell, most fruits and vegetables taste damn good too, so I' m surprised that people here don't eat more of them.

Your turn Escapists. Please, educate us. Have a nice day :)

Common misconception:

That I, in my infinite wisdom, know what is better for another human being than they do. **I** am the one to determine how much meat, alcohol, sex, cocaine, religion, or porn is "too much" - that I can somehow define acceptable consumption for another.

I see that misconception a lot in America. ;)

To clarify, I was defining "too much" by general national health guidelines, not by personal opinion or preference. Nor was I judging them, merely observing. Now please, you can be as snarky as you want, but at least make an effort to post something interesting, especially if you're going to quote me directly. The Escapist has loaded rather slowly for me since the layout change, so checking my inbox has become a bit of a pain in my ass. Please, at least try to make it worth my time. Thank you.

OT: Napoleon was not particularly short, and bubblegum doesn't take seven years to digest. True, it isn't exactly digestible, but it moves through your system at roughly the same rate as other foods.

brandon237:
I am neither Sheldon Cooper nor a robot. While this mostly applies to people who know me IRL, it gets annoying after the fiftieth time someone says "You know who he reminds me of... Sheldon!".

Yeah I get that a lot too.

OT, this video clears up 10 so yeah...


Also fundamental misconception is my favourite thing to say for some reason.

The FBI is NOT going to "shutdown the internet" on March 8 or any other date. They are shutting down bogus DNS servers formerly run by a half-dozen criminals who created the DNSChanger trojan. Also, it's no longer happening on March 8, it'll be happening on July 9. The hackers were taken down a long time ago, and the FBI's been babysitting the servers ever since, but since being an ISP isn't exactly their job, they're gonna shut 'em down. The only reason they maintained them was how widespread DNSChanger was (read: people with deep pockets would be affected).

To find out if your computer is using the doomed servers, visit http://dns-ok.us/

Lilani:

nklshaz:
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Funny how you make a thread to clear up common misconceptions and you start it out with a sweeping generalization and stereotype without any facts or supporting evidence.

Funny how you post on a thread about clearing up misconceptions without actually clearing up any misconceptions. I said what I said based on observations of my environment, and anything applying to other areas of the country was based on national averages found in studies. Granted, studies and averages may not be much better than sweeping generalizations, but short of traveling across the country and watching everyones eating habits, I don't exactly have any other sources of information on the subject. Now please, could you at least make another post that actually clears up a misconception. I don't think it to be that much to ask, considering that its the point of the thread :/

OT: Contrary to the popular myth, humans do not use only 10% of our brains.

Monkeyman O'Brien:
Ohohooh. I have one for the OP. You seem to be under the misconception that your opinion on others diets matters even a tiny bit. I assure you that not only does it not matter but it is none of your fucking business what other people eat.
So I guess I will lump this all into the misconception people have that their opinions matter.

. . . isn't that technically your opinion?

Anyway, when I said that they eat "too much", I meant in accordance to general health guidelines, not personal opinion. I'm not judging them for eating so much meat, I was just surprised by it, since I hadn't noticed it until recently.

OT: Bats are not actually blind.

Firstly because it fits just a little bit:

also religion does not equal anti-science/education. You know the guy that pretty much figured out how DNA works? Gregor Mendell? he was a monk

nklshaz:

Lilani:

nklshaz:
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Funny how you make a thread to clear up common misconceptions and you start it out with a sweeping generalization and stereotype without any facts or supporting evidence.

Funny how you post on a thread about clearing up misconceptions without actually clearing up any misconceptions. I said what I said based on observations of my environment, and anything applying to other areas of the country was based on national averages found in studies. Granted, studies and averages may not be much better than sweeping generalizations, but short of traveling across the country and watching everyones eating habits, I don't exactly have any other sources of information on the subject. Now please, could you at least make another post that actually clears up a misconception. I don't think it to be that much to ask, considering that its the point of the thread :/

OT: Contrary to the popular myth, humans do not use only 10% of our brains.

Singular observations don't clear up misconceptions. Perhaps you just happened to be observing in a place where meat consumption is high, I'm sure it fluctuates depending on location. It might be more or less expensive in some places than others, or the tastes of the locals might sway one way or the other.

But wait, you've got national averages found in studies? Great, that's all I wanted in the first place. Show them to me. Fun fact: I'm from Missouri, also known as the "show-me" state, because we like to be shown things and see them with our own eyes rather than just believe what we're told.

And because you got all grouchy and wouldn't clear up your own misconception the last time I didn't do it, here, I'll clear up a misconception. People think that all Americans love beef. That is not true, I'm not really a fan of it. I'll eat Italian beef or beef in meatballs or pasta, maybe tacos if I've got no other choice, but I don't like steak or burgers. I much prefer chicken, pork, and turkey.

brandon237:

Also, gravity is F'ing weak (compared to the other forces at least). Not sure I have actually see that as something misconstrued, but it seems like it might be just because it is one of those things.

I'd think theres without a doubt a misconception over the power of gravity. (Well there has to be people that think it's weaker than the others, and probably other things they think.
But my answer. Black Hole, gravity so high not even light can escape. Thats rather powerful eh.

Man isn't the most warmongering creature on earth. Ants are.
(Not all ants are but ya).

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