Tuesday, December 31, 2013

One third of Americans are stupid

A recent survey shows the stupidity of Americans:
But 32 percent [of Americans polled] reject the idea of evolution, saying that "animals and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time,"
 A statement that is easily demonstrably false makes Republicans look like idiots. We have antibiotic resistant bacteria, that have evolved in the past 100 years because of man's antibiotic use. It can be demonstrated that species have evolved new traits in just the past couple of centuries. People themselves have evolved. Humans today are taller and heavier than they were just a couple of centuries ago. 

This is where the meme about the right being stupid and uneducated come from.

For the record, I disagree with this group:

A quarter of those surveyed told Pew that "a supreme being guided the evolution of living things."

But at least they are trying to integrate their beliefs with observable fact. I can respect that, even if I disagree with it.


Ryan said...

Speaking of stupid I came across your "it's a felony to use someone's wi-fi" and had a good laugh, consulted with several of my friends (who are attorneys), and they had a good laugh as well.

#1: You are an ambulance driver, not an attorney. Please don't pretend you know the law until you've actually studied it or consulted with an actual attorney.

#2: It is not a felony to use someone else's wi-fi unless you actually hack into their network and spy on their network traffic or steal information, which would fall under a completely different category.

#3: Your analogy of using wi-fi being comparable to breaking into someone's home is absolutely laughable because: wi-fi is ubiquitous, it is everywhere, your neighbor's wi-fi is in your home, and your wi-fi is in your neighbor's home, so for you to compare it to breaking into their home, well... ironically you overlooked the fact that their wi-fi is already in your home, and yours is in their home.

#4: You should just make a blog of your ignorant comments, that would probably be more amusing, and more people would read it.

Divemedic said...

The police and prosecutors would disagree with you. If I were you, I would not hire any of your attorney friends.