and 'chemicals.' Can't we just keep genes and chemicals out of our food, please?
3- You can cure cancer/AIDS/autism/arthritis/obesity/ADHD/ and everything else with 'energy,'
Because only some food is organic, despite the fact that all food contains carbon (technically anything that contains carbon, ie; all living or formerly living things, is organic).
5- Vaccines Cause Autism- I got my child vaccinated.
correlation ALWAYS means causation. Oh wait, no they won't, only a pseudo scientist like Jenny McCarthy would tell you that (althought, my partner thinks that she doesn't even deserve that distinction). Unfortunately for many children their parents fall for this very basic logical fallacy, and the consequences are serious. Because parents (mostly white, liberal, college educated, and middle class) are refusing or delaying vaccinating their children serious childhood diseases such as whooping cough and measles are making a frightening comeback. Besides putting their own children at risk these parents are putting other children at risk who really can't be vaccinated due to real medical conditions. If too few children are vaccinated then herd immunity is diminished, and the most vulnerable among us (the elderly, infants, the immunocompromised) are put at serious risk because 'I'm a super parent and being a parent gives me magical powers that allow me to ignore science and good public health policy.' Oh yeah, and vaccines contain chemicals.
So remember, if you want to live in Portland, chemicals are bad, nature is good, and my science is better than yours.