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Rainbows Are A Government Conspiracy

Let’s just start with the video. Get a good handle on what we’re talking about here.

The word is “predominantly.” Not “prodominantly.” She must be such an enlightened, aware, community-conscious citizen; too busy to spell words correctly. (Always remember that the Internet is not outside the jurisdiction of proper English.)


I like how she just casually introduced the video with a sigh. Then proceeds to announce the date and time, like she’s some type of news reporter on a breaking story. She’s getting ready to enlighten us with some brilliant insight as to what’s going on.

Everywhere we look, the visible spectrum is rainbows. This cannot be natural. We all know it wasn’t something that happened 20 years ago. But now, it’s happening now.

I’m still having a tough time believing that this woman is serious. Her ignorance is beyond description.

Now, far be it for me to just make fun without informing the uninformed. I feel it’s my duty to drop some science on the masses. I want people to understand how rainbows work:

Rainbows are optical illusions and meteorological phenomena that cause a spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the Sun shines onto droplets of moisture in the Earth’s atmosphere. They take the form of a multicoloured arc, with red on the outer part of the arch and violet on the inner section of the arch. More rarely, a secondary rainbow is seen, which is a second, fainter arc, outside the primary arc, with colours in the opposite order, that is, with violet on the outside and red on the inside.

For those of you who are more visual learners, here’s an excellent Java interactive program to help you see how rainbows work.

That is the basic description of what a rainbow is, from Wikipedia (complete article here). Notice the part that says that a rainbow is a phenomena that happens when “the Sun shines onto droplets of moisture in the Earth’s atmosphere.”

Rainbows are not caused by “metallic oxide salts” put in our water supply by the government. It happens when light hits water. What’s coming out of her sprinkler? Water. Even small children understand this concept. They learn about rainbows in, like, first grade.

According to this lady, rainbows “weren’t something that happened 20 years ago.” I crack up at that line every time I watch this over and over again.

This video is so riddled with logical fallacies – I don’t think I’d have the bandwidth to address them all, even using plain text.

She is absolutely right, though. We, as a nation, need to ask ourselves “What the heck is going on?” How can it be that there are people this ignorant in our culture? With all of the knowledge and science available to us?

It makes me sick. This woman doesn’t even understand the fundamental concept of what a rainbow is, and with that ignorance, she goes on a diatribe about how we need to wake up?

This is the mindset that all conspiracy theories stem from. A lack of information. That lack of information is extrapolated upon, creating strange theories based on ignorance. Most of these theories are based on “big government,” “big pharma” (the drug industry), or any group that has power in one form or another. Basically, any group that people don’t like – for one reason or another. Groups that people inherently distrust.

What is oozing out of our ground? Apparently, it’s ignorance.

Read a book. It’s good for you.

Categories: All, Science, Skepticism, Stupidity
  1. 2twentythree3
    Sunday August 17, 2008 at 8:43 AM


  2. typingisnotactivism
    Tuesday September 9, 2008 at 6:25 PM

    Ha! Wouldn’t it be eidelon… i mean ‘ideal’ if ignorance could be the feedstock for a new wave biofuel…hich could be 5% emission free and 95% low-ratio-energy-return liquefied brown coal? Aaaaawesome.

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