Saturday, December 28, 2013

Climate Change

I was standing in line the other day. Behind me stood a man who had suddenly decided that everyone within hearing distance should be privy to the conversation and have the advantage of his immense store of knowledge. He was probably in his 50s but it was hard to tell: His skin reflected a lifestyle of hard living and he had a very superior look pasted on his face as he treated us all to the hysterical "disproof" of climate change.

"Yup," he said loudly, eyes darting about to make sure we were all treated to this. "The ice is act-chawly GROWING at the north and south poles. We're gettin' COLDER. HAR! Guess THET disproves global warming once an' fer all."
Which is precisely why scientists have changed the term to "climate change" - there will always be morons who think that global warming means everything gets warm simultaneously.

Yes: There have been some "proofs" of climate change that were doctored in the past but overall most scientists believe that climate change is occurring, though no one can prove whether or not it's man-made or merely cyclical.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Nature's Food Patch

One day I decided to make a run to Nature's Food Patch for a couple things I needed. At Nature's Food Patch, an employee in the deli had engaged a customer and her small son in an odd conversation.

I listened as the employee breathlessly told the woman that Christians believed that dinosaurs came before God.  She added a lot of other such "information", attempting to portray us as lunkheaded idiots. Yeah sure, lady. We also think the world is flat and still believe in the Spontaneous Generation Theory, too. (Not that she would know anything about Spontaneous Generation of course. The average person has never heard about that antiquated theory).

The employee kept spouting off her "facts" in front of other employees, even engaging them to verify what she was saying, and I patiently waited for her to come wait on ME. When I got my order, I went up to the customer privately and told her to do her own research, and added that there are a variety of Christians that believe a variety of things, but I had certainly NEVER heard the dinosaur-before-God theory.

I understand from a private source that Nature's Food Patch is owned by Scientologists. No surprise there, I guess, since they're obsessively focused on health because their religious practices hinge on it.