Thursday, September 4, 2014

PMS and the science of making shit up



I like how Rebecca Watson does these videos. She has a real knack for pointing out stupidity, doesn't she? (Though the real stupidity is the mainstream media taking these brain farts seriously.)

2 comments:

Jim Harris said...

Have you heard of the narrative fallacy? Watson is good. What we need is some way to teach children in schools how to judge what they read.

WCG said...

Heck, Jim, "we should teach children how to think, not what to think" was a rallying cry even when I went to school. I'm not sure we've gotten any better at that.

I used to think that YouTube would make a difference. Then I realized that was only because I watched stuff like this, not the millions of other videos which push irrationality, pseudoscience, and faith.

Often, the latter videos don't even allow comments (although Google has broken the YouTube comment system, so only trolls rise to the top these days, anyway).