Why Science and Reason Matter

Here are three videos that came through my newsreader in the past few hours. Taken together, they tell a little story, which I can summarize like this: It’s all good fun mocking stupid/misguided/delusional people. But when those people end up in positions of power it’s not so funny, because sometimes the limits of human foresight come back to bite us, and when kids’ lives are at stake we need to take this stuff seriously.

I leave the deeper meanings of this story up to the reader.

And now, on with the show!

From RT America (a Russian-government-sponsored news outlet that has been accused, according to Wikipedia, of providing a platform for conspiracy theorists), here’s an explanation of what was really going on with that sunset contrail over southern California the other day:

Next up, Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), who is currently campaigning to be appointed the new chair of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce:

Finally, the demolition of a 275-foot stack at the Ohio Edison Mad River Power Plant, complete with a group of assembled schoolchildren there to enjoy the spectacle, and to receive an unforgettable lesson in the importance of careful engineering:

7 Responses to “Why Science and Reason Matter”

  1. Craig Says:

    That woman is AWESOME!!! Talk about committment to your paranoia!! The guys at The Onion are bowing to her and exclaiming “We are not worthy!” They couldn’t have come up with a parody that would have been close to that level of comedy!!

  2. shcb Says:

    Go to her website, it gets better

    I have it on divine authority that there is NOT going to be a next president of the United States, we will be governed by committees of people, not by a single leader. The power in this nation belongs to the people and their communities. Our centralized government is a sham and disgrace and is being dismantled. Obama blows in the winds of the Bilderberg Group’s whims and they are all self-centered rat bastards who care nothing for human health and well being.

    she has nice boobs though


  3. NorthernLite Says:

    First video hilarious!

    “A home health administrator-turned-physicist who specializes in the science of creation.”

    Second one scares the shit outta me.

    Third video was kind of a combination of both.

  4. enkidu Says:

    I am not sure which is scarier, that lady’s bizarre alien rant or the Rep’s faith that we are a carbon starved planet (quick everyone! burn as much crap as you can!) I bet Lizard Lady has better tits. But did she mention germ theory and antivaxxer nonsense in her spiel? You won’t get a job at the Onion if you can’t roll w the pros.

    I bet the filtered/fun-house-mirror ‘worldviews’ of this lady and wwnj have a lot in common: just swap out a few alien references for mud hut people, Dems for lizard folk, throw in some over-ripe anecdotes, mix with a whole lotta crazy and viola! At least she doesn’t seem violent, so there is that difference. Just deeply deeply crazy (too much LDS in the ’60s)

  5. shcb Says:

    I read somone else use the term mud hut country the other day, I’m a trend setter. I wouldn’t sell her short on violence, she has people you know, people that can avoid rockets at will. She hears voices, those voices tell her things, come here little Enky Enky, I won’t hurt you… Bam!

    Headline! San Fran man killed by monster boob shot to the head, coroner says they can’t wipe the smile from the dead man’s face.

  6. NorthernLite Says:

    snortin’ whiskey? ;)

  7. knarlyknight Says:

    The lady who interviewed lizard lady was impressive, barely smirked at all!

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