The Dunning-Kruger Effect: The more a person thinks they know is the less they really do.

April 20, 2018 Independent Press 0

The surest proof of media brainwashing is thinking you are just as informed as the President of the United States without cabinet advisers or the Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) from all key intelligence agencies. The 2nd surest proof of brainwashing is believing you are smarter than President Trump just because the media flatters you into believing it. Consider the skill set we need to be anywhere near his intelligence (estimated 156 IQ, genius, believe it or not, with accomplishments and skill sets that actually support an applied, not passive, 156 IQ). How many of us can say that we have, without having held any public office or political experience, ran for and won the presidency of the United States on the first try?

Local Man Can’t Wait to Share Wisdom Gleaned from Cable News Panel

July 16, 2017 Independent Press 0

Local man Haywood Tapper, 34, excitedly told reporters today that he just can’t wait to tell his friends and family about what he learned from listening to pundits overnight. “I am just so glad there’s much smarter people out there who can do my thinking for me, people to tell me what I should worry about because honestly, I shouldn’t have that right in a world this complex. I know, thanks to these beneficent fellows, that I need to be afraid of Russians and that Putin is a bad, bad man. From all the time they spend on it I think it’s more important than jobs, the economy, health care, even my life.”

Katy Perry Stumps Neil de Grasse Tyson: “Is math related to science?”

July 1, 2017 Independent Press 0

Neil deGrasse Tyson gets stumped by Katy Perry, the smartest girl in the world. PewDiePie delivers once again.

Perry: Is math related to science?

[crickets]

Tyson: Most people who could be born, will never be born. Will never even exist.

Perry: Like sperm…

Tyson: Well, sure, yeah yeah-

Perry: But it’s science!

Tyson: The rest don’t.

Perry: So where do they go?

Tyson: They’re dead!

Later, Perry waxed philosophical.

Perry: I wanna become a scientist now.

Tyson: NO! uh, we need you, we need you on the stage. When you’re done on the stage then we’ll take you in.

Perry: I might be done on the stage.

The Great Accomplishments of Hired Skeptics

August 15, 2015 Independent Press 0

Shermerism: (noun) A delusional, pedantic belief system wherein all scientific wisdom is presumed already known. “Behold my marvelous Shermerism. I am so smart I know all science laws and paradigms and that includes future mathematical branches I prematurely criticize. As a gatekeeper in a secret brotherhood of illuminated miscreants I am the self-appointed judge of ultimate wisdom and falsehood. I play a devil's advocate just to be an asshole, and most people don’t really like me.”