Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 27

Thread: Is air conditioning primal? page

  1. #1
    whiteblackred's Avatar
    whiteblackred is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    14

    Is air conditioning primal?

    My guess is no, but is there a real benefit to going windows open as most of the country is suffering through heat waves? What about heat?

  2. #2
    Rivvin's Avatar
    Rivvin is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Pensacola, FL
    Posts
    1,874
    It's just air that gets blown around by a fan. Seriously, who give a damn if its primal or not. If I told you oxygen wasn't primal because it was more pure in Grok's day, would you stop breathing?

    Next someone is going to ask if they should eat their boogers. Oh wait. Nevermind.

    Edit: I found a solution:


  3. #3
    Nick "the Caveman" M.'s Avatar
    Nick "the Caveman" M. is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    259
    Quote Originally Posted by Rivvin View Post
    It's just air that gets blown around by a fan. Seriously, who give a damn if its primal or not. If I told you oxygen wasn't primal because it was more pure in Grok's day, would you stop breathing?

    Next someone is going to ask if they should eat their boogers. Oh wait. Nevermind.

    Edit: I found a solution:

    hahaha. thank you for putting this out there. I'll be damned before I stop using my central air when it's 95 with 90 percent humidity because Grok couldn't turn on A/C. He didn't use a computer either...quick shut down the forum

  4. #4
    Daemonized's Avatar
    Daemonized is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Olathe, KS
    Posts
    2,253
    We are so spoiled in this day and age. I was on a short camp out with my son's cub pack and a couple of the kids were just whining about the heat constantly. It was just in the 80's at the time and not really that big of a deal really. It's up on the 100's right now where I am so, I won't be turning the my AC off either, but at least I know that I've got it good. I'll take the warm weather any day over freezing cold.

  5. #5
    Primal Playmate's Avatar
    Primal Playmate is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    19
    @ Rivvin That is so funny- I was thinking the same thing about the boogers yesterday when I was reading the annoyance thread.


    While air conditioning is not inherently primal, the movement towards shade and cool breezes is. If the need to minimize stress is a priority, avoiding intense heat is part of that in my opinion.

  6. #6
    mizski's Avatar
    mizski is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Coastal New England
    Posts
    491
    Quote Originally Posted by whiteblackred View Post
    My guess is no, but is there a real benefit to going windows open as most of the country is suffering through heat waves? What about heat?
    Windows are not primal either. LOL Unless one wants to go off in the wilderness to live, most things in our lives are not primal. When it's hot and humid, turn the A/C on.

    What might be primal is trying to be green as much as possible but that's another thread.

  7. #7
    elwyne's Avatar
    elwyne is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    487
    Grok could sleep in the shade or swim in the river anytime it was too hot. We are stuck in the city so we are very glad for AC.

  8. #8
    MeatMe216's Avatar
    MeatMe216 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Posts
    2,563
    A/C and recirculated air labors my breathing. I love the heat. I also love the cold.

  9. #9
    say_rahhh's Avatar
    say_rahhh is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    546
    I think one's ability to deal with more extreme temps is an indication of being physically robust, however. But just because a physically fit person can deal with higher temps, does not mean they want to do so.

    Grok would be eating twinkies, sitting in a laz-y-boy, drinking beer, in an environmentally-controlled room and never exercising if he had the option. WE ARE GROK, GROK IS US.
    Because if you didn't know, of that is life made: only of moments; Don't lose the now.
    ~Borges

  10. #10
    rucker_z's Avatar
    rucker_z is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    53
    Primal Blueprint Expert Certification
    I think AC has made people a lot less heat-tolerant. It's getting so folks are only comfortable within a small parameter of temperatures, they can't take the heat in the summer and and they can't stand the cold in the winter. So we just huddle inside in our artificial environments. AC is just another one of those modern conveniences that is contributing to the overall wussification of Americans in my opinion. Something's wrong when you can't hack the elements wherever you are and can only be comfortable in some canned-air environment. That's about as non-primal as you can get.

    I live in an area with high humidity where it gets to be in the 90s and above quite frequently in the summer. You just learn to deal and find ways to keep cool. That said, on those really hot days I do appreciate walking into an air conditioned store and spending time in that cool, refreshing environment. I just don't want to have to rely on that for my overall comfort.

    On a related topic, I'm learning to increase my cold tolerance by taking cold showers every day. It really does seem to be working.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •