Carbon …

Following on from Carbon free sugar, it has to be observed that the general populace are woefully ignorant of the basic building blocks of life.

Carbon dioxide is essential for life as we know it. The fundamental reaction is photosynthesis. Carbon dioxide is split, the carbon combined with water makes sugar, the oxygen is released into the atmosphere. Prior to the life forms that developed photosynthesis the atmosphere was devoid of oxygen, no oxygen no higher animals at all.

The chemistry of life is the chemistry of carbon. The four essential forms of food, alcohol, protein, carbohydrate and fat are all great examples of organic chemistry, the chemistry of life. Just kidding about the alcohol being essential, nice but not absolutely essential.

But can you believe it, in a survey conducted in the streets of Perth …

  • 37% of people were so convinced carbon is pollution that they think it would be a worthwhile aim to reduce the carbon content of their body.
  • About a quarter of the population  would rather not eat food with carbon in it.
  • 44% of respondents wished to eliminate carbon and carbon dioxide from food and drink altogether.
  • while 28% of respondents didn’t think there is any carbon or carbon dioxide in food and drink in the first place.

The author of the survey was unkind enough to write …

A staggering 37% of carbon-based-life-form respondents are keen on reducing carbon in the human body. Perhaps the amputation of an appendage at the end of the leg will be the new way to reduce one’s carbon footprint.

And that’s only part of the story, read more <HERE>.

 

 

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