I just had a debate over text with one of my friends about causes of cancer. It started off with my discovery that you can make scrambled eggs in the microwave, then she went on to say that she doesn't like cooking in the microwave. I only wanted to know why, but her reasoning was that it's not healthy to cook in the microwave, because of the whole radiation thing, which is a bunch of bullshit. Radiation produces heat, and the stove produces heat, so is it not healthy to cook on the stove either? Anyway, she stated her opinions, backed up by "you can't trust big companies" and was like, "oh, so I can't trust cancer researchers?". Then it turned to how the richer countries get more cancer than under developing countries, but honestly, those countries also suffer from many diseases, some even deadlier than cancer.
Point is, my opinions were backed up by facts, where as hers weren't. Actually, the main point is that every year or every few years, people "discover" new things that can "cause" cancer; the new culprit being meat, and in a few years it'll be something else. It is only a tactic to make people scared, and it works, sadly.
The thing is though, is that if you give in to all these fads, or whatever they're called, you'll be living your life in complete fear, and not actually living your life. I mean, the suns rays can "cause" cancer, but people still go outside every day without a second thought, right? Next thing you know, we'll be walking around in hazmat suits and eating space food.
Her last text was, and I quote: "I don't care if you wanna cook with the microwave I didn't say you couldn't you ask me why I wouldn't I don't know why you're so offended."
So who do you think won the debate, and what's your take on it?