Sunday, February 12, 2006

It doesn't take a brain surgeon

I love people who think that they should "gas it" when they are stuck in the snow. I especially enjoy it when people "gas it" while you are trying to push them out of the ditch in which they got themselves stuck. After you yell at them to lay off the gas several times, they relent. Oh the joy on their faces when they finally find themselves magically on their way.

I love driving by those people when they get stuck a second time because they still believe, with all of their hearts, that hitting the gas in the snow is the best strategy.

This is why we need better science education. If your hypothesis is that a lead foot will get you out of the snow, and someone comes along and proves the null hypothesis, you should learn something.


At 4:05 PM, Blogger Murky Thoughts said...

Technically, you do cut into brains, so you yourself don't actually provide a great test of the null hypothesis (i.e. that it doesn't take a brain surgeon)

At 6:08 PM, Blogger Katie said...

Sadly, I think for some people, the learning process is more drawn out on certain matters. However, I better science education is a good thing overall.

At 10:53 PM, Blogger trisha said...

And many of these people have children.

Scary shit, man.

At 10:40 AM, Blogger muse said...

Why did this make me think of the "Is my brother smarter than a hamster" test administed by Lisa Simpson to Bart? (you know, the one where he keeps getting an electric shock every time that he reaches for a cupcake which has been wired - which he does again and again, while the hamster stops after the first zap)? LOL


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