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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Bruce » Wed May 16, 2018 2:57 am

Chemists don't simply throw the baby out with the bath water. We also burn down the house, poison the well, modify its genes, give it a peanut allergy, and maybe even give it gender confusion. Maybe cancer too.

The point is when we design a baby cleaner, you can bet you're going to have yourself one CLEAN baby.

You have to stay focused on the positives.
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Witness » Fri May 18, 2018 2:21 am

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Pyrrho » Fri May 18, 2018 3:57 am

@sannewman
If you really opened a can of worms, the worms would all have suffocated to death. They would not come out. There would be no pandemonium. It would just be a can of sadness.
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Doctor X » Fri May 18, 2018 4:32 am

A can of Cleveland?

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Pyrrho » Fri May 18, 2018 10:12 am

First home game for the Browns will be Can of Worms Night! :hyper:
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby shemp » Fri May 18, 2018 11:47 pm

That's my Goth band name, Can of Sadness!
"It is not I who is mad! It is I who is crazy!" -- Ren Hoek

"[... it seems most strange that... ] the Creator of Heaven and Earth resorted to the womb of a certain Jewish lady, grew there for nine months and was born as an infant, and afterwards grew up and was betrayed into the hands of his enemies who sentenced him to death and executed him, and that afterwards... he came to life and returned to his original place. The mind of a Jew, or any other person, simply cannot tolerate these assertions. If you have listened all your life to the priests who have filled your brain and the marrow of your bones with this doctrine, and it has settled into you because of that accustomed habit. [I would argue that if you were hearing these ideas for the first time, now, as a grown adult], you would never have accepted them." -- Rabbi Moses ben Nahman, defending the Talmud at the Disputation of Barcelona, July 1263.

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Bruce » Sat May 19, 2018 9:33 am

When I was a kid, Johnson&Johnson used to advertise Johnson's Baby Oil on TV all the time.

I always wondered how that came about.

Johnson: You know what the problem with the world is?
Johnson: What's that, bro?
Johnson: Dry babies. Everywhere I look, dry babies. It makes me sad.
Johnson: Totally agree, bro.
Johnson: And babies smell bad too. Bunch of dry and smelly babies.
Johnson: We should do something, bro. I see a business opportunity.
John: BOYS! Quit your yappin and get back to shoveling that manure!

I woke up early this morning and decided to do a little research. Believe it or not, there's a wiki page.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson%27s_Baby

So J&J were ordered to pay 72 million in damages to a family in 2016 that accused J&J's baby powder of giving their grandma ovarian cancer. WTF? They convinced a judge that grandma didn't have to die, and it was J&J's fault because she dusted herself with baby powder every day. This made me curious about Johnson's baby oil again, which is mostly mineral oil.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineral_oil

Toxicology
The World Health Organization classifies untreated or mildly treated mineral oils as Group 1 carcinogens to humans; highly refined oils are classified as Group 3, meaning they are not suspected to be carcinogenic but available information is not sufficient to classify them as harmless.


Interesting. What about talc?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talc
A 1971 paper found particles of talc embedded in 75% of the ovarian tumors studied. Research published in 1995 and 2000 concluded that it was plausible that talc could cause ovarian cancer, but no conclusive evidence was shown.


Johnson's baby oil and baby powder
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Probably not giving your baby cancer since 1893, but no one can prove it. At least your baby silky smooth and smells nice.
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Pyrrho » Sat May 19, 2018 9:04 pm

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Pyrrho » Sun May 20, 2018 11:20 am

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby ed » Sun May 20, 2018 11:39 am

Pyrrho wrote:
@sannewman
If you really opened a can of worms, the worms would all have suffocated to death. They would not come out. There would be no pandemonium. It would just be a can of sadness.


Note from my childhood.
When I was a kid my dad told me we were going to go fishing. To prep, I went out and dug some worms. Put them in a can and closed it . Stored it under my bed for safekeeping until the fishing trip a week or more away.

Opening such a can of worms results not in sadness but in a vomit provoking miasma that has to be experienced to be believed.


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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby ed » Sun May 20, 2018 11:43 am

Bruce wrote:
I woke up early this morning and decided to do a little research.


You are a chemist, no? Shouldn't you be doing this, like, every day?

Is your career moving along smartly? If not, I may have some ideas on the subject.
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Pyrrho » Sun May 20, 2018 4:32 pm

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Bruce » Sun May 20, 2018 5:30 pm

ed wrote:
Bruce wrote:
I woke up early this morning and decided to do a little research.


You are a chemist, no? Shouldn't you be doing this, like, every day?

Is your career moving along smartly? If not, I may have some ideas on the subject.


I'm an analytical method development scientist. I run the machines that measure and identify what the chemists make. Without me, the chemists won't know for sure what they have made until you eat it. :D

Analytical scientist and chemists work together a bit like architects and engineers. When the two professions work closely together and communicate well, good things happen.

For the moment, I am revered at work because my profession relies heavily on experience because the schools have done a shitty job of keeping up to date in my field. Everyone graduating today is about 30 years behind on the technology and practices.

In other words, they need me badly. The problem is, they would rather hire new kids for me to train every year than pay fair wages to the ones that have been brought up to snuff, so after I spend two years training a kid up to the point of being useful, off they go to work for a client or competitor. Guess who gets to finish the work that they were assigned AND train another recruit AND continue his own projects?

Job security. That's what I keep telling myself.

As long as they need me, and as long as I'm appreciated by at least one person, and as long as they pay ME fairly, I'll keep towing the line.
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby shemp » Sun May 20, 2018 6:55 pm

Nitpick: "toeing the line."
"It is not I who is mad! It is I who is crazy!" -- Ren Hoek

"[... it seems most strange that... ] the Creator of Heaven and Earth resorted to the womb of a certain Jewish lady, grew there for nine months and was born as an infant, and afterwards grew up and was betrayed into the hands of his enemies who sentenced him to death and executed him, and that afterwards... he came to life and returned to his original place. The mind of a Jew, or any other person, simply cannot tolerate these assertions. If you have listened all your life to the priests who have filled your brain and the marrow of your bones with this doctrine, and it has settled into you because of that accustomed habit. [I would argue that if you were hearing these ideas for the first time, now, as a grown adult], you would never have accepted them." -- Rabbi Moses ben Nahman, defending the Talmud at the Disputation of Barcelona, July 1263.

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Witness » Mon May 21, 2018 3:18 am

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Anaxagoras » Tue May 22, 2018 5:24 am

ed wrote:
Bruce wrote:
I woke up early this morning and decided to do a little research.


You are a chemist, no? Shouldn't you be doing this, like, every day?

Is your career moving along smartly? If not, I may have some ideas on the subject.


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Re: A Thought for the Day

Postby Grammatron » Tue May 22, 2018 6:27 am

That man built a global empire, I would hear him out on business and logistics.
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