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12 July 2009

Bunch of Fucking Idiots....

So I have been hanging out at one of those websites where people ask questions, and you can submit answers for them (because they don't know how to google apparently). I must say, even if half of the people there are just fucking with you and asking intentionally inane questions, the other half are just frighteningly ignorant!

I blogged about this in another location, but I just have to again, since the ask place has totally deflated my opinion of humanity. I just file this one under: The American public has been dumbed down too much, and now we're doomed to be overtaken by the Chinese, Indians, and pretty much all of Europe. I found the last part of the article particularly disheartening:

According to the study, 58 percent of the general public favors government funding for stem cell research, while 93 percent of scientists favor federal backing. The majority of Americans, 69 percent, believe parents should vaccinate their children, compared to 82 percent of the scientific community.

The AAAS members did not see eye to eye with the public on other matters also, including evolution. Research found that only 32 percent of the public believes humans and other living creatures evolved naturally, compared with 87 percent of scientists.

Global warming was also a differing issue with 84 percent of scientists saying the Earth is getting warmer because of human activity, while only 32 percent of the public agreed.

And these were just "general" scientists, not ones who would be on average be qualified to speak to a specific subject. I guess that all this article shows is that most of the general public shouldn't be allowed outside without supervision (or at least a helmet and a note pinned to their chest explaining their stupidity). I really gotta wonder what type of "scientist" the 13% who didn't believe evolution were... Basket weaving scientists?

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