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(Salon)   Why does America listen to Jenny McCarthy and Suzanne Somers' scientific opinions instead of, you know, the opinions of scientists?   (salon.com) divider line 34
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2013-10-29 08:36:15 PM
6 votes:
Because of Boobies?

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2013-10-29 09:59:06 PM
3 votes:
i1182.photobucket.com
2013-10-29 08:56:39 PM
3 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: Do you mean "America", subby, or do you mean "low information easily entertained short attention span losers"?


I think he means "women"

/runs from thread
2013-10-30 01:14:03 AM
2 votes:
I have an easy method to help remedy this, but it will take a few generations, and some concerted effort on all our parts, and that it is voiced by John Waters, should give it the weight that a celebrity crazed public can understand:

'If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't f*ck 'em!'

Seriously, folks. You have the power. Ladies, that goes double for y'all.
2013-10-30 12:01:50 AM
2 votes:

Contrabulous Flabtraption: SilentStrider: kronicfeld: Scientists don't get invited on daytime talk shows.

Neil Degrasse-Tyson does.

That douchebag is the Jenny McCarthy of science.


Your hated of Tyson is well documented here, but thanks for reminding folks. Now tell us how you feel about Anthony Bourdain.
2013-10-29 11:47:34 PM
2 votes:
"We're in trouble as a species if people refuse to believe in things they couldn't actually do themselves."  --David MItchell
2013-10-29 11:35:32 PM
2 votes:

Contrabulous Flabtraption: SilentStrider: kronicfeld: Scientists don't get invited on daytime talk shows.

Neil Degrasse-Tyson does.

That douchebag is the Jenny McCarthy of science.


I'm hoping that English isn't your first language here, because if you mean what you wrote, you should definitely consider posting less.

// I'd also hope that you don't vote.
// While we're at it, please also consider cutting your Internet service.
2013-10-29 11:25:33 PM
2 votes:
The people I know who believe in things such as these also believe that the government is injecting the poor with diseases, the president and congress control gas prices, drug companies are causing the illnesses that they treat, and frequently use the phrase "wake up, sheeple."

These are not people that I spend any significant amount of time trying to figure out.
2013-10-29 11:05:37 PM
2 votes:
buttonpushingmonkey.files.wordpress.com
Because to them, scientists talk like f@gs.
2013-10-29 10:31:02 PM
2 votes:

Peter von Nostrand: America: 237 years of progress powered by gut instincts unimpeded by facts


Hey, 237 is my lucky number!
2013-10-29 09:37:37 PM
2 votes:
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.


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/Every attempt to come up with a subsequent Rule turned out to be a variant of Rule #1.
2013-10-29 08:52:43 PM
2 votes:
Because everyone knows science is based on fact. And facts have a liberal bias.
2013-10-30 10:52:18 AM
1 votes:
There should be a special circle of hell reserved for that boob, Jenny McCarthy.

First she self-diagnoses her son as having autism, which she then blames on vaccinations based on nothing.

Then she shouts it from the rooftops until it becomes a meme and thousands stop vaccinating their children as a result, putting everyone at risk.

Finally she comes clean and admits that, yea, my kid never had autism in the first place.  But she does it quietly and with none of the fire and brimstone of her original bullsiat claim leaving many dumb and uniformed still afraid to vaccinate their kids, STILL putting so many at genuine risk.

I dont know what is more pathetic, her, or the idiots that followed her advice.


biatch
2013-10-30 09:07:03 AM
1 votes:
ecx.images-amazon.com
2013-10-30 08:04:51 AM
1 votes:

Bendal: People like Limbaugh and Somers and McCarthy talk like everyone else; that makes them more believable to the uneducated than the experts using big science words that make them sound like eggheads and know-it-alls.


Some of us scientists can talk like everyone else. We're just not as photogenic.
2013-10-30 05:58:05 AM
1 votes:

Uranus Is Huge!: Because half of all Americans are of below average intelligence?


...you mean "...below median intelligence," of course.

/guess we just figured out which half you're in.
//math is hard
2013-10-30 04:46:32 AM
1 votes:

Contrabulous Flabtraption: SilentStrider: kronicfeld: Scientists don't get invited on daytime talk shows.

Neil Degrasse-Tyson does.

That douchebag is the Jenny McCarthy of science.


Why the NDT hate?

I'm kinda getting a QA vibe here ...
2013-10-30 04:11:31 AM
1 votes:

RatMaster999: America doesn't.

Retards do.


False dichotomy.
2013-10-30 03:43:51 AM
1 votes:
imageshack.us
2013-10-30 12:46:32 AM
1 votes:

Peki: fusillade762: So... both sides are bad so vote bimbo?

HA! Not politically!

Science-wise? Well. What's your definition of science? You wait five minutes and suddenly "science" has a new opinion on whether or not coffee is good for you (peer reviewed or not). So if "science" can't make up its mind on coffee, how does the general public know to trust it on vaccines? Especially when you can go through history and see time and time again where science says, "This is GREAT!" and a handful of years later we're all, "oops our bad." Doesn't inspire trust, and trust is something science in the U.S. does not have. I don't take this to an extreme; I've never been a climate change denier. Just wary is all.

Americans are too lazy to do their own research, and the word science gets thrown around too much.


"Science" says no such thing.  Media outlets trying to make a quick buck off "science" says that.

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2013-10-30 12:44:25 AM
1 votes:

Harry_Seldon: I wouldn't ask him how to improve the appearance of my thighs...or would i?


now.uiowa.edu

He actually knows a bit about that

/yes that's him
2013-10-30 12:06:07 AM
1 votes:
www.voght.org
2013-10-29 11:59:45 PM
1 votes:
Well, I don't listen to the medical opinions of Suzanne Somers and Jenny McCarthy, but I don't think U.S. scientists are without agendas either. They have motivations, are biased, have political interests, have egos, get plied by the pharmaceutical companies, all of which can play when forming their opinions. Hell, I just read an article that criticized a farking ob/gyn because he told women it's okay if you pee during exercise. So, no, I don't believe necessarily believe anything anyone tells me at first light, doesn't matter if you're a 20-yr expert in your field or a dumbass off the street. You could be wrong. I'll form my opinions once I've done my own reading and research. Most of the time, people are just too lazy to do their own research (me too).

Also, regardless of field, experience, or education, generally the people who try the hardest to convince you that they are right are the ones who have the most at stake if found to be wrong. The more someone tries to convince me, the more suspicious I get.
2013-10-29 10:57:23 PM
1 votes:
Because half of all Americans are of below average intelligence?
2013-10-29 10:47:28 PM
1 votes:
Because....

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oi41.tinypic.com

That's why.
2013-10-29 10:40:29 PM
1 votes:

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


You are just SOOOO above average!

/swoon
2013-10-29 10:37:11 PM
1 votes:
Because people have been listening to pretty women say stupid shiat since the beginning of time...
2013-10-29 10:32:12 PM
1 votes:

SilentStrider: kronicfeld: Scientists don't get invited on daytime talk shows.

Neil Degrasse-Tyson does.


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
2013-10-29 10:14:01 PM
1 votes:
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.
2013-10-29 09:51:23 PM
1 votes:

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.


Both successes happened, to a large extent, by posing nude for Playboy. Is there a College of Playboy Bunnies that have been hidden from academia?
2013-10-29 09:31:54 PM
1 votes:

cman: Because they are far more entertaining than real scientists.

No, really, thats why


Maybe in 1994 and 1977 respectively.
2013-10-29 09:17:49 PM
1 votes:
Because it makes them feel good to know that they aren't stupid (even if they are).
2013-10-29 09:16:50 PM
1 votes:
Because they are far more entertaining than real scientists.

No, really, thats why
2013-10-29 08:55:51 PM
1 votes:
America: 237 years of progress powered by gut instincts unimpeded by facts
 
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