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[IP] Re: "duh" comments from fools
Well, "fools" is certainly a strong label, but I must admit that the
guy inferring that diabetics are making evolution not work...
Well, negating the fact that I don't believe in macro-
evolution...presuming he does, and since he is a pre-med student...why
is he going into a field with the very purpose of helping people who
have illnesses (many of which are likely genetically related) live long
enough to propogate, thereby "messing up evolution"? It certainly
sounds like ignorance cubed. ;-)
Speaking of which, I was in the urgent care last week due to a sinus
infection from my cold. The Physician's Assistant noticed my pump and
asked about it. He then said something like, "Wow, is your diabetes
that brittle?" Brittle? I thought the term "brittle diabetic" went
the way of the dinosaurs many years ago. Is "brittle diabetes" still
used? On top of that, the nurse before the PA asked about any health
problems. I said, "I'm a type-1 diabetic". She then said, "So, do you
control that with diet alone, then?" Um. I was thinking, "Type-1, you
know, means you CAN'T control it with diet."
I guess you just can't count on medical personnel for knowing the
basics of one of the most prevelant diseases and deadly in the country,
I wouldn't call them "fools", though. A fool is not one who speaks in
ignorance, but who chooses to make poor decisions even though they know
right from wrong. None of these people are fools...just misinformed.
Although, that pre-med student certainly comes close.
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