Marcus Aurelius: Do you mean "America", subby, or do you mean "low information easily entertained short attention span losers"?
kronicfeld: Scientists don't get invited on daytime talk shows.
cman: Because they are far more entertaining than real scientists.No, really, thats why
Many years ago, a good friend of mine and I tried to come up with the Rules of Life. This is the list in its entirety:
Rule #1: People... are stupid.
Mugato: cman: Because they are far more entertaining than real scientists.No, really, thats whyMaybe in 1994 and 1977 respectively.
Nabb1: I hear more ridicule of Jenny McCarthy than I do if people agreeing with her.
Krieghund: Unconsciously we associate success with expertise. Not just expertise in their specific field, but general expertise across all fields.Suzanne Sommers and Jenny McCarthy are successful, therefore they must be experts.This is all unconscious, of course. As soon as you think about it you realize that's crazy talk.
MayoSlather: There's nothing wrong with Suzanne Somers' opinions. The problem is people just heard part of what she had to say and took it out of context. It's all a giant misunderstanding.
omnibus_necanda_sunt: And the media doesn't realize that it should be more involved in regulating opinion.
Peter von Nostrand: America: 237 years of progress powered by gut instincts unimpeded by facts
SilentStrider: kronicfeld: Scientists don't get invited on daytime talk shows.Neil Degrasse-Tyson does.
BKITU: Many years ago, a good friend of mine and I tried to come up with the Rules of Life. This is the list in its entirety:Rule #1: People... are stupid../Every attempt to come up with a subsequent Rule turned out to be a variant of Rule #1.
Contrabulous Flabtraption: That douchebag is the Jenny McCarthy of science. The answer is because housewives are bored and stupid. Ever look at Facebook in the middle is the day? Page after page of nonsense from idiot housewives
blue_2501: Because....[a0.twimg.com image 500x500][oi41.tinypic.com image 550x550]That's why.
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