No other animal is reading this post. That’s right, I am 100% sure there are only humans who are able to read this post or any other post. With this in mind, I want to assure you that I am not hurting the feelings of any animals. It is not my intention to hurt their feelings nor is it my intention to hurt the feelings of anyone reading this. I am also not making a judgement on anyone’s life choices or what they want to promote to the world. Nor am I arguing with those things are looking to engage in an argument where you may think I disagree with you. We all have our beliefs, our understandings, and our choices. This post is not about that. You be you! I am happy for you to be you! I am not arguing with you being you, your beliefs, your understandings, nor your choices.
Here’s the thing! No matter what you believe, no matter what you understand science to prove (there is science on many sides of an argument), no matter what news you listen to, no matter what you’re trying to promote, to help people understand, to share with other people….no matter what…make your evidence, wellllll….evidence. Don’t use pseudo science, don’t use “well that’s just the way it is”, and for Pete’s sake, don’t say, “No other animal does it, so that is proof it is wrong for humans”.
Yes, I went there; it is a common one particularly in one area. When I see that argument presented, I automatically become suspect of anything before and after in an article. If the evidence presented isn’t strong enough to hold to its truth, putting in a statement that is utterly ridiculous to back up the point and to substantiate the claim, reduces the rest of the information to the realm of unbelievable. All the research and citing of other articles and scientific evidence, that may or may not be official is meaningless if it is followed with something that is not an argument but is presented as one. Sadly many who promote their beliefs feel a need to resort to nondescript platitudes when their arguments are weak (that may be why I believe an article with a platitude is full of weak evidence). If you are secure in your belief and the science you are using to back it up, you shouldn’t need to use a ridiculous statement to finalize the deal. Sensationalism may sell but it isn’t evidence.
Just for fun, here are a few more things no other animals do. No other animals wash their food, no other animals cook their food over fire or on a stove. No other animals use a fork, a knife or a spoon. No other animal makes another food from the one that exists, not even a fake rendition of what other animals are eating. No other animal worries about bacteria, or understands the process of fermentation. No other animal can decide to be different tomorrow than they are today. No other animal can do more than simple math, but then that is like some people haha. No other animal is reading this or will ever read this. If your argument is that no other animals do it, it might be good to give up all the other things other animals don’t do. Things that make you go hmmmm…
So do you, promote your thing, believe what you do, I don’t care (in the way that I want you to be happy, not in the sense of not caring about you), but if you are going to cite science, leave it at the science and don’t dilute it with sayings that are not an argument whether this one or others. Rant over.