My question Is fluoride in water a waste product of industry has one down vote and one close vote and supporting comments that are seriously doing my head in. I feel like I've totally missed the point of this site.
Here is my understanding, please help me understand where my thinking is wrong:
- This site is about "Skeptics is about applying skepticism — it's for researching the evidence behind the claims you hear or read.".
- The claim I have heard is that the flouride in water is a waste product of industry. To my understanding this is a claim I have heard and read in many places and not something I am making up for my own entertainment.
If there are sub questions based on the main question I can ask them in a group. My sub questions were:
- What is the source of the flouride in the water
- Does this source contain hazardous material
- Do any of these materials have harmful radiation
I think it would be pointless and I would have to requote the context to put these into 4 separate questions.
I have been accused of being argumentative because I used the term "other hazardous materials". wtf? I used it in a question, how is that argumentative?
I've also been accused of using sources that "aren't all at home with the topic they are talking about." because "they call it a 'waste product'". wtf? I thought this was the claim that I was trying to refute?
The two comments are actually unreferenced claims to say that the articles I provided and my words are incorrect? I thought that was the point of this site? Aren't I supposed to be here to find evidence of why other people should not be making these claims?