Nature is also God's way of making tasty fruits. Which is another good reason why God must have a sense of humor. To put it in a way that in no way emulates Scott Adams, here is how the dialogue would go:
God: So, I see that we have another homicide. Looks like it was the pointy rocks that got this one.
Nature: Sorry what? I couldn't hear you over all of these delicious fruits I've been making.
God: Good work, nature. I'll look into that whole pollution thing for you again.
Nature: You said that the last time.
But Mother Nature gives birth to you.....so if she kills you, isn't that like an abortion? And dont many arguethat abortion is against nature? Oooooooohhhhhh now there's an ethical conundrum for you! You should discuss that instead of hearing about your stupid house every God damn day....(N.B. The author has attempted to be highly controversial, opinionative and blasphemous in order to attract the attention of the cartoonist. The views expressed in this comment do not reflect the view of the author. In fact, the author is a mild mannered Australian school student who is hiding behind a facade of superiority through the use of technology.)
hehe life is the best way to ensure death
Thank you to John0777 for the beatdown- saves me the trouble. I'm sure that people would be militantly opposed to eating organic lettuce if I wrote the chemical names for most of what its made of
If you belive in God he made humans mortal as part of the punishment for eating from the forbidden tree
in the garden of eden.
On the other hand individs dying is necessary for (efficient) evolution,
both to weed out the less fit genes from the gene-pool but also to make
room for the offspring of the fit individs.
I we lived for ever, there is no natural law that says we cant, a beneficial
mutation would have to slowly replace every cell in your body, by what mechanism
i do not know. With the "birth and death model" mutations gets to be part of building
a new body for every generation.
Even if we did live forever, you in a 100 years would not be the same person
as you today. Every cell and every atom in your body would have been replaced
and your brain will have undergone so much restructuring that your personality
will most likely be severely changed.
Whilst I hold you in the deepest of respect, RUBBISH. :)
1. How many -orbates (half a word there) glutamates, glycerides occur naturally? All of them, of course! Kekule proved that there was no significant difference between "natural chemicals" and "man-made chemicals" over a hundred years ago. It amazes me that people still don't realise this. Anyway, humans are pretty good at engineering chemicals, but we always start with something. We start with naturally occurring material.
Now, you could fairly argue that the amount of manipulation we do to food is harmful. You may be right. But I would suggest that what is MORE harmful is the deliberate concentration of certain components (e.g. sugars and fats). Forget the artificial preservatives (unless you are sensitive to them, of course!), the things that do the damage are the natural things that we know we shouldn't eat but still do . . .
2. Much as I agree that drug companies are out for a profit (and sometimes take unwise risks), the laws and principles that govern drug manufacture are pretty good. I will point out that few !$%*!$%* producing so-called natural medicines [usually very expensively, by the way!] ever submit to double-blind trials for medication; for all conventional medicine companies, this is standard practice. Many "natural treatments" that have been shown to be ineffective (try the entire pseudo-sciences of homeopathy and chiropractic treatments, for example!) are still available, and the response to trials which reliably and repeatedly show them to offer no therapeutic benefit is invariably to ignore them. By contrast, if a conventional treatment is shown to be ineffective it is almost always withdrawn from sale.
3. You're probably right here (though I know little about these facilities, so I shall not comment on this).
4. again you have a touching faith in nature that doesn't fit with reality; but there ARE problems with monoculture farming, problems which have been noticed and rectified by farmers in Australia working closely with scientists. Remember, the NATURAL way for crops to grow is randomly in a field. So if we used that method, we'd simply not produce enough food for the 6 Billion people on the planet. So if we went for the natural approach, naturally about 5 and a half billion of us would die. That would certainly produce a more sustainable population, but do you really want that to happen? Even if you think it's a good idea in abstract, I suggest that you'd rather your family were among the survivors . . .
"The way to live with Nature, is to use what it provides as naturally as possible. Cures and medicines are found in nature. All we have to do is look for them. Food is natural, and very healthy, when raised in as close to a natural method as possible. There are no "diglycerides" in a pasture-raised chicken."
This is simply nonsense. For example, there are plenty of diglycerides in the pasture-raised chicken. You just have to look for them. They're components in every fat you ever eat, and I hope you aren't seriously trying to tell us that fats aren't natural!
Now, you may say that the extraction and concentration of said components is bad for you, and I'd actually agree.
OOOOPS! Hit the old "send" key before I meant to. Here's how it should have read:
No, man's interference with the Natural Method is killing you.
Let's look at several examples:
1. Processed foods. Have you read the ingredients on some of these labels? Three-quarters of the crap listed in the ingredients is MAN-MADE. How many of the "orbates" and "glutamates" and "glycerides" occur naturally? When you process food in a factory environment, it loses its nutritional value. It becomes filler. We might as well open up the equivalent of a cattle feed lot for people. And we wonder why we get sick.....
2. Human-engineered medications. Wow. For thousands of years, mankind relied upon natural ingredients (herbs, fungi, wood bark, etc) to treat maladies. Now, we force MAN-MADE chemicals through our bodies in an effort to duplicate what Nature has already figured out. Pharmaceutical companies create new drugs and push them out the door in 18 months. They only have the vaguest ideas of what the interactions are. As long as you don't die it, the reactions are fine. And then if you do die, that's what expensive lawyers are for. (I recently took some prescription medication for a stomach issue. I read the data sheet. One of the side effects was "upset stomach". Hmmmmm....) Let's face it: The drug companies are only interested in profit, they do miniscule research into drug side effects, and -- more imporantly -- they belittle those who follow a more "natural" or "holistic" approach to curing illness. After all, someone one who is using Nature's cures, isn't shelling out $400 for a bottle of 30 pills. Can't have that now, can we?
3. Production House Livestock. And what is this? Farms that produce chickens, or cows, or pigs, etc, as the sole commodity, in a concentration camp-style production house. Let's look at cows. Cows are grazers. They eat grass. They need to be on pasture, where they can consume grass and leave fertilizer behind. This enriches the soil so it can produce more grass. This ain't good enough for the USDA, or the Dept of Ag boys. They tell the ranchers to cram thousands of cattle into feed lots, and feed them grain instead. Cows don't eat grain. They are not engineered for grain. They have 4 stomachs to process GRASS. As a result, the cows get sick. E-coli develops and spreads. Other diseases spread due to the confined space. The ranchers have to buy medications to cure the sicknesses. Eventually, the bacteria causing the sickness becomes resistant to the medications. It's a MAN-MADE disaster and one big stinking cycle. (Ever smell a feed lot? That's US-Govt engineered farming for you.) But the USDA and Dept of Agriculture want you to think this is the best way. Nature doesn't know what it's doing. Only the pressed-suit boys in DC who still think hamburger comes from a store do.
4. Mass Production Style Crops. As with #3, producing only a single crop goes against Nature. Think about it: When you go to the National Parks, do you see only 1 type of tree? One type of flower? One type of grass? No, you see a mix. You may find 100 different species of flower, grass, moss, tree, etc, in a given acre in wild, untouched nature. Each compliments the other in the nutrient chain. When you produce only a single crop â€“ corn, for example â€“ you remove nutrients from the system. You drain the system, but donâ€™t provide replacement. As a result, the soil doesnâ€™t produce. So, what does the mass-production farmer do to compensate? He buys chemical fertilizers and applies them by the ton. This destroys the natural replenishing cycle of the soil. If farmers followed Natureâ€™s method, they wouldnâ€™t have to use MAN-MADE chemicals, which are doing nothing but poisoning us in the long run.
The way to live with Nature, is to use what it provides as naturally as possible. Cures and medicines are found in nature. All we have to do is look for them. Food is natural, and very healthy, when raised in as close to a natural method as possible. There are no "diglycerides" in a pasture-raised chicken.
Nature will always win in the end. Sickness and disease are its way of tell us we are doing something wrong.
No, man's interference with the Natural Method is killing you.
Let's look at several examples:
1. Processed foods. Have you read the ingredients on some of these labels? Three-quarters of the crap listed in the ingredients is MAN-MADE. How many of the "orbates" and "glutamates" and "glycerides" occur naturally? When you process food in a factory environment, it loses its nutrional value. It becomes filler. We might as well open up the equivalent of a feed lot for people. And we wonder why we get sick.
2. Human-engineered medications. Wow. For thousands of years, mankind relied upon natural ingredients (herbs, fungi, wood bark, etc) to treat maladies. Now, we have MAN-MADE