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#1 Old 01-31-2004, 03:31 PM
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I really wish that we could spend our money promoting a veg diet and regular exercise instead of wasting time on "magic pills" to unclog our arteries... sometimes I'm embarrassed that we Americans are so technologically and scientifically advanced.
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#2 Old 02-01-2004, 05:39 PM
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Oh my!
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#3 Old 02-01-2004, 06:11 PM
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wasting time?



sometimes I'm embarrased that we vegans are so opposed to science and technology.
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#4 Old 02-01-2004, 06:40 PM
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I, too, find it quite sad that people cause health problems by eating poorly and not exercising and then they want something to just erase the effect.
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Not everyone has clogged arteries because of poor eating habits. There's a big genetic factor, so I think such research is definitely worthwhile. Of course there is the danger of people using such a pill as an excuse to eat large slabs of meat every day, but there are other health problems associated with such a diet, so I don't think this pill would be a cure-all...
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I'm not opposed to science and technology at all.. I just think we could be spending our research dollars on much more important things. And yes.. some health problems are genetic, but the way these cures are always presented to the public on the news or in the papers is 'take these pills and you'll be fine.' That's mostly what pisses me off.
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