> Most organic enthusiasts believe that there is a fundamental difference
> between synthetic substances and "natural" things.
There is no reason to believe that this statement of how organic
enthusiasts believe is accurate. And that's the trouble with this
conversation. I look and look and cannot find anything to support this
idea except Dale's statement.
I think it is an error to assume that a person who does not wish to
purchase synthetic materials necessarily thinks that it is the material
that is different.
And a summary of some group's viewpoint authored by an opponent is
always suspect. Unless we can find a specific person or group with a
stated viewpoint we can both examine, I don't know how to advance this
I seem to be the only person here who cares to defend the
"synthetic/natural" division as useful. Not necessarily as "scientific,"
not that a native material is itself different from a synthesized one,
but useful nevertheless. I don't find the sweeping worldview statements
> I don't think we should view this as a scientific issue.
> There is a divide between the scientific community and committed
> organics people.
This falsely implies that the opponents of organic agriculture have
science as a basis for their positions, and further falsely implies that
the organic agriculturists are opposed to the scientific community. And
also that "the scientific community" is a singular entity with a
coherent point of view.
Can you cite a specific person or group as a point of departure to
pursue this thread? Some group you think is indicative of "the organic
enthusiast" so that we can both know what you are talking about exactly?
Your "organic enthusiants" and mine are clearly not the same people.
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