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A student at Eagle Rock Junior High won first prize at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair. He
was attempting to show how conditioned we have become to alarmists practicing junk
science and spreading fear of everything in our environment. In his project he urged people to
sign a petition demanding strict control or total elimination of the chemical "dihydrogen
monoxide."

And for plenty of good reasons, since:


1. it can cause excessive sweating and vomiting
2. it is a major component in acid rain
3. it can cause severe burns in its gaseous state
4. accidental inhalation can kill you
5. it contributes to erosion
6. it decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes
7. it has been found in tumors of terminal cancer patients

He asked 50 people if they supported a ban of the chemical.

* Forty-three (43) said yes,
* Six (6) were undecided,
* Only one (1) knew that the
chemical was water.

The title of his prize winning project was, "How Gullible Are We?"

He feels the conclusion is obvious.
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How Gullible Are We?