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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
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Posted - 05/24/2007 :  06:32:10  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Study: 38 Percent Of People Not Actually Entitled To Their Opinion

From the Onion:

"On topics from evolution to the environment to gay marriage to immigration reform, we found that many of the opinions expressed were so off-base and ill-informed that they actually hurt society by being voiced," said chief researcher Professor Mark Fultz, who based the findings on hundreds of telephone, office, and dinner-party conversations compiled over a three-year period. "While people have long asserted that it takes all kinds, our research shows that American society currently has a drastic oversupply of the kinds who don't have any good or worthwhile thoughts whatsoever. We could actually do just fine without them."


The funny thing is I almost agree…

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project

Roddy
New Member

Panama
48 Posts

Posted - 05/26/2007 :  04:20:20   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Roddy's Homepage Send Roddy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Onion continues to be the leader in news satire. Webpages like BBSpot, the Onion Bag, and all the other members of the Humorfeed network cannot even compare.
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HalfMooner
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Philippines
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Posted - 05/26/2007 :  07:21:20   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Roddy

The Onion continues to be the leader in news satire. Webpages like BBSpot, the Onion Bag, and all the other members of the Humorfeed network cannot even compare.
Nor, sadly, can Moonscape News. Sigh.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
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Dude
SFN Die Hard

USA
6891 Posts

Posted - 05/26/2007 :  07:34:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Onion rocks.


Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
-- Thomas Jefferson

"god :: the last refuge of a man with no answers and no argument." - G. Carlin

Hope, n.
The handmaiden of desperation; the opiate of despair; the illegible signpost on the road to perdition. ~~ da filth
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JEROME DA GNOME
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Posted - 05/26/2007 :  10:18:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send JEROME DA GNOME a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Onion is the paper of record in my household.


What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires -- desires of which he himself is often unconscious. If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way. - Bertrand Russell
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Roddy
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Panama
48 Posts

Posted - 05/26/2007 :  14:30:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Roddy's Homepage Send Roddy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I can't find Moonscape News in google. Does it exist?
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Dude
SFN Die Hard

USA
6891 Posts

Posted - 05/26/2007 :  15:33:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message  Reply with Quote
put the search phrase in quotes, liek so:

"moonscape news"

And google will find it for you.


Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
-- Thomas Jefferson

"god :: the last refuge of a man with no answers and no argument." - G. Carlin

Hope, n.
The handmaiden of desperation; the opiate of despair; the illegible signpost on the road to perdition. ~~ da filth
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Ricky
SFN Die Hard

USA
4907 Posts

Posted - 05/26/2007 :  15:42:34   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Including this very interesting site.

Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
- Isaac Asimov
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