posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 12:07 PM
The thing that bothers me about microwaves is we've probably been boiling food for thousands of years, but how long have we been using microwaves? I
mean, look at all the technology we have and how it's changing thingst. Computers make us sit a lot and we know that sitting too much is bad for our
health. Look at all the plastics we use and how they break up and get into our oceans and eventually get into our food. Look at all the chemicals we
use that also eventually get into our food and into our bodies. Look at the emissions from our power plants and our automobiles that get into out
atmosphere and into our lungs. Look at the use of pesticides in farming and how we ingest some of that in our produce. There's so much I'm mising!!
We're walking experiments in a planet-sized laboratory. Please, don't arrogantly tell me how safe modern conveniences are. It might be true that
microwaving your vegetables is safe, but I'll still prefer boiling the vegetables when I cook them or eating them raw. If I want to cook them I'll
boil (or steam) them and I don't care as much about the nutrition when I cook something anyway - cooked vegetables taste good. It's my way of
expressing my private freedoms to do as I please. In a world with more and more rules, it's a pleasure.
Don't be surprised when somebody doesn't trust modern conveniences. A person looks around and sees countless examples of how our modern life resembles
Nature for me is like the ground. It too is an experiment, but I trust it more somehow. I see myself as supporting technology, but I also am weary of
it. I'm not a true progressive. One of hte most beautiful things in the world is to eat something growing in the wild. In fact, wild things all have
that quality about them. They're more free. It's still a jungle and it's still cruel, but somehow it's freer. Things in the wild don't have hospitals
or machines or computers or whatnot, but they have plenty of company and their own way of handling things. They don't NEED what we have.
IMHO, we need to leave this planet or it'll become a planet-sized machine. That's the only thing that'll reliably preserve the wild things. Otherwise,
they too will get consumed by the machine.
I'd like to see all the creatures of earht stop dying and stop hurting or eating each other, but that's not for me to decide. I am only a creature. If
there's a God then God can decide to do that. I do not think we're God and it's not our place to decide the fate of hte rest of life on
edit on 30-7-2013 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)