Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Liberals Smart, Conservatives Stoopid, Scientists Bent

Well, it's been a couple of weeks since scientists last proved that Libs are the Master Race, so I guess we're due this.

I thought I'd leave that gap to allow you time to wrap your head round the claim that Liberals lose votes because they're just too rational. OK, Libs you win: you're just too logical in your arguments. How about going for the jugular, no more logic, just 87 000 cartoons of Blair as a poodle, insane conspiracy theories about July 7 and blaming any unusual weather event at all on Gerbil Worming. That ought to do it. But wait.....

As Ace points out, the study's own logic doesn't stand up (ironically enough). But there's more to it than that. Academics want to pimp out science for political advantage, while still claiming we should treat them as disinterested seekers after truth. Can we have some kind of grading scheme here ? Maybe different coloured stars for different grades of paper ? Hard science papers with falsifiable hypothesis, lots of objective data and sensible conclusions would get a gold star, while rubbish like this would get a red one. Either way, can these freaks stop claiming to be shocked - shocked! - that scientists get less respect than used car salesmen. Hey, at least they're meant to be selling us junk.

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