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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Human Asses: The Great Unwashed

The National Science Foundation presented. Thursday, 2/11/2016, an announcement from The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) that scientists there had (finally) seen Gravitational Waves, as predicted by Albert Einstein.

The presentation aired on YouTube and was hosted by members of LIGO, including noted physicist Kim Thorne:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7293kAiPZw

Included in the airing were "chat comments" (as is YouTube's wont).

I captured a fraction of the chat inserts which show, despite my friend Nick Redfern's objection, that human beings are a slimy, uneducated, barbaric lot, not worthy to live. (The people viewing the LIGO airing show even more ignorance than the Ufological crowd.)

Here are a few of the chat captures which you can read for yourselves to see that I am right in my assessment of the human mob:

RR

8 Comments:

  • The presumed anonymity of the internet makes them behave worse than they normally would otherwise. If they were required, for example, to post under their real names, it'd help clean things up at least a little.

    It's probably also worth noting that those not blessed with much of an intellect will still have basic desires to be noticed.

    By Blogger Parakletos, at Thursday, February 11, 2016  

  • There is a article/review in The New York Review of Books [2/25/16] about this very problem of the internet, anonymity, and the whole social media shebang [We are hopelessly Hooked by Jacob Weisberg, Page 6 ff.]

    The piece discusses four books on the matter, and I'll be presenting a précis on the article and books, upcoming.

    The "desire to be noticed" exacerbates the ignorance on display, as I cite (and at many UFO blogs, Facebook, Twitter, et cetera).

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, February 11, 2016  

  • Rich, you're in luck. The Weisberg article is free online.

    "We Are Hopelessly Hooked"
    Jacob Weisberg
    http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2016/02/25/we-are-hopelessly-hooked/

    By Blogger Terry the Censor, at Thursday, February 11, 2016  

  • Thanks Terry (for others)....I'm a subscriber and have yellow-penciled the hell out of the piece.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, February 11, 2016  

  • "The presumed anonymity of the internet makes them behave worse than they normally would otherwise. If they were required, for example, to post under their real names, it'd help clean things up at least a little." says "Parakletos" (vbg)

    I know my major aim in using a pseudonym was the "desire to be noticed." Hahaha!

    I haven't read the article but there's probably very little in it that we all haven't heard in the last decade. And I know that very little of it applies to me because I don't do so-called "social media"--unless you want to call what I've done for decades on the Internet "social media" now. I don't, but I suppose we could.

    But if anyone thinks that people are less intelligent, getting mush-brained, are lazy and socially retarded, then they're just buying into a recurring Luddite myth that's been around since the discovery of fire and the invention of the spear!

    "Garel, what's with that spear thing? Get out there and kill that mammoth with a rock and bare hands, you geeky loser! And what's with this fire stuff? Get in the cave and put on a skin! And you're going to put meat on the fire? That's just weird!

    As if the left side of the curve hasn't always been there. There was obscene, juvenile and stupid graffiti as far back as Rome. "What's with kids these days?" Could it be that these devices are actually helping everyone, particularly those who need help the most? And I remind you, I don't use anything but a workstation.

    Now I'm going to read the article to see if this reactionary hand wringing has any basis in fact. That's when I'm not reading news, science, books and letters online or watching any movie, TV show or concert from the past century, or buying practically anything I want from a worldwide marketplace without having to go anywhere, or waste time and energy....

    You get the idea.

    http://kernelmag.dailydot.com/features/report/3309/no-doofus-the-internet-isnt-making-you-stupid/

    By Blogger zoamchomsky, at Thursday, February 11, 2016  

  • Zoam...

    You seem to dismiss the idea human beings and their intelligence are supposed to evolve.

    I offer you the book, Human Destiny by Lecomte du Nouy for the proposition.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, February 11, 2016  

  • Well, such lack of intelligence extends to those who should know better. There's an article from the AP about the Smithsonian creating a virtual reality model of the Apollo 11 command module. At the end of the article there's this:

    "This story has been corrected to reflect that Armstrong, not Aldrin, was first man on the moon."

    The author is likely much younger than the history she's writing about. Luckily she has a copy editor with a bit more wherewithal. But really, there's no excuse for blowing this fact. None.

    By Blogger Ron, at Thursday, February 11, 2016  

  • Zoam,

    ``I know my major aim in using a pseudonym was the "desire to be noticed." Hahaha!``

    Those NOT blessed with much of an intellect... Are you placing yourself into that category? I surely didn't put you there.

    By Blogger Parakletos, at Thursday, February 11, 2016  

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