*Never cross 2 debaters with a weird sense of humour*
This late update was brought to you by the fact that I was out the entire day with Her yesterday and a birthday party I just returned from and oh, the little side issue that I woke up at 3 p.m. this afternoon.
So here was what had happened. S and CL, strolling in the area outside the fountain after a really full lunch and on the way to get cookies at this marvelous little place at the basement near the pets store. They are making inconsequential conversation on the state of religion and evangelism in schools and other public places when they hear two young female voices behind them.
YFV 1: So, do you want pizza for lunch?
YFV 2: Nope, I try to limit how much pizza I have because they cause cancer in the long run.
At this point, a very incredulous CL and S miss a step and look at each other.
CL (in a relatively loud voice): Everything will kill you in the long run
S (similarly loud): Wait, isn't tomato sauce supposed to be anti-cancer? (It's anti-carcinogenic and lowers the rate of prostate cancer actually)
CL: The whole pizza fiasco is actually a misreading by the Hong Kong government.
By which time the voices behind them fall deadly silent. S and CL try to muffle their laughter.
And that ladies, gentlemen and assorted pets, is the state of knowledge of science amongst certain of our populace today. Sometimes the following words come to haunt me: "The best argument against democracy is 5 minutes with the average voter." But I take solace in the fact that democracy is indeed the worst form of government but the rest that we've tried are all worse.