There is an intelligence measuring stick on social media. It works like this… if share a post about something that cures cancer, you’re not too intelligent. There. I said it. Aside from being cruel to those who have cancer, let’s think about such claims.
There is an intelligence measuring stick on social media. It works like this… if share a post about something that cures cancer, you’ve been duped. There. I said it. Aside from being cruel to those who have cancer, let’s think about such claims.
We wouldn’t have cancer
We wouldn’t have cancer if these claims were factual. Here’s an example…
If baking soda cured cancer, nobody would have cancer! Think about it folks. Baking soda is available at the dollar store and even if it took a box a day, people with cancer would gladly spend the $30 a month for baking soda.
I could go on with things like this. I think the scariest one is coffee enemas. When I mentioned this one to my wife she commented that we know two people who believed this, tried it, and both died from cancer.
Let’s think before forwarding these e-mails about cures for cancer, or posting them on social media. When a cure is found, it will be heralded all over the world. In the meantime, let’s not give false hope for those fighting this disease.
There is more goofiness in other areas. One was a device that claims to cut your electrical bill. (Actually, there are several of these.) You can’t conserve or create energy. It’s a law of physics. Energy is harnessed, not created. For example, hydro electric power is converting the power of a moving river in to motion which is in turn converted to electricity through a generator. Solar power is converting the sun’s rays in to electricity.
Others have to do with losing weight. Ah, you’ve got to love them. I love what my doctor said once. He explained that a person’s propensity to be fat or skinny is heredity. For anyone to lose weight it is a simple formula of calories out have to be greater than calories in. (Yes, some people have faster metabolisms. You can’t change your genetics, but you can increase your metabolism through exercise, but then only to the extent your genes will allow.) So, all of these “fat burner” pills and stuff like that… yup, we’d have a lot of slender people if they really worked.
Diet sodas cause weight gain. Seriously? Calories in have to be less than calories out, as the doctor said. That being the case, it isn’t the diet soda that causes the weight gain, it is all the calorie packed food you eat with it.
Finally, nobody gives away money for posting stuff on Facebook. Quit falling for it.