Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Stupid people

People are stupid.

No, not every person is stupid. I'm not. You're not. But if you're at work or school or some other place around a bunch of other folks, look around. A lot of the people you're looking at are stupid. And, some of your relatives? They're stupid too. I know some of mine are.

How stupid are people?

Well, according to a survey conducted by the National Science Foundation, around one in four Americans don't think the Earth revolves around the Sun. Okay, you know and I know that actually, they both revolve around the barycenter of the Sun-Earth pair. But, that point is practically the center of the Sun. So, yeah, for all practical purposes, the Earth revolves around the Sun.

Of course, if you look a little deeper at the survey results, you'll see this:
Generally, U.S. residents showed a knowledge of science comparable to those of other countries with high levels of education, including Japan, the European Union and South Korea, the NSF said. In fact, they did better than EU residents on the question about whether Earth moves around the sun.
That's not good news for America, though. It's simply bad news for the rest of the world. The rest of the world has stupid people in it, too.

But, I don't really care much that other countries have stupid people. They have kings and prime ministers and want the government to take care of them because they're incompetent, and stupid to boot.

What bothers me is that we have so many stupid people in the U.S. But we do. Having a hard time believing that? Well, consider that Americans voted for Barack Obama. Twice. The stupid is strong in this country.


  1. "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals, and you know it."-Agent K, Men In Black

    "There's one hole in every revolution, large or small. And it's one word long ... People. No matter how big the idea they all stand under, people are small and weak and cheap and frightened. It's people that kill every revolution." - Spider Jerusalem, Transmetropolitan

    Two quotes from fictional characters. A lot of truth in them

  2. Being intelligent is not a felony. But most societies evaluate it as at least a misdemeanor.
    -Lazarus Long, Time Enough For Love

  3. It would be great if one country would invite all the stupid people in the world to come live for free and multiply like insec... oh wait, there is, never mind.

  4. It's not just that we have a lot of stupid people. It's that they dominate our public policy.

    I call it "Dumbass Democracy."

  5. Most of those one-in-four people happen to be democrats. Yet another nugget of info about the Party of Science! that the news won't tell you. (Links to the survey breakdown are on hotair.)

  6. 26 percent in U.S. do not know Earth goes around sun

    Obviously these people don't think which is why they don't know, kinda like a democrat.

    When asked if they thought Global Warming™ Climate Change® was all white people's fault, 98% said yes.

  7. "*the other 2% are still dead."

    **but still voting in blue states.

  8. You know who else doesn't know that the Earth revolves around the sun? Sherlock Holmes. There's a passage in A Study in Scarlet that tells us this.

    Of course, Holmes was British...

  9. One in four Americans ARE stupid! Everyone knows the Earth revolves around Obama.


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