Losing it in the tabloids

Brick Wahl losing it in the comments section of a British tabloid:

There is almost nothing correct in this article. Aegirocassis benmoulae was not a lobster. It was not even kind of like a lobster. Not even sorta kinda vaguely like a lobster. Indeed, there is virtually no connection whatsoever between Aegirocassis benmoulae and lobsters. Had you printed the actual artist’s rendering of Aegirocassis benmoulae your readers would have noticed, after tearing themselves away from Kim Kardashian’s ass, that the lobster comparison was a bit of a stretch. Indeed we human beings are more closely related to frogs, flamingos and lungfish than Aegirocassis benmoulae was to a lobster. Which makes me a six and half foot lungfish and you a hopefully soon to be extinct failure of a science editor.

Somebody had to say it, if David Attenborough won’t.

Alas, this comment was deleted by The Express. I knew I shouldn’t have said Kim Kardashian’s ass. Arse maybe.

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Lobsters the size of HUMANS swam the seas 480 million years ago, new fossil reveals
A Caribbean lobster

A GIGANTIC lobster bigger than a human once populated the oceans, a new fossil find has revealed.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/563304/Lobsters-size-HUMANS-swam-seas-480million-years-ago

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Liberal arts

(2014)

I  said it before and I’ll say it again…liberal arts college education has left us with two going on three generations of very literate college grads who are completely ignorant of science. It’s ridiculous. The stuff you hear coming out of smart people’s mouths. You wonder if they ever had a science class at all. You want proof? Look at your Facebook page. If they believe in chemtrails they’ll believe anything. If somebody began a Facebook meme that gravity is a hoax people would believe it.  And the only reason a lot of progressives profess a belief in evolution is that so many Republicans don’t. It’s ideology. They haven’t a clue how natural selection actually works. Every time someone starts going on about the Darwin Awards I roll my eyes. People simply don’t get it.

Ignorance is bliss, I guess. But if someone had ever told me that the Internet would actually result in a population more scientifically ignorant than before, I would never have believed it. But that is what has happened. When it comes to science it’s a liberal arts wasteland out there.