From Rachel Feltman at the Washington Post:
Neil deGrasse Tyson, science aficionado. With over 5 million Twitter followers and two television programs, NDT probably has a wider audience than any science communicator in the world. He’s a brilliant astrophysicist and a fantastic spokesperson for all things cerebral.
Zounds. The planet just might make it through the catastrophe anyhow.
It started with this tweet:
From Feltman again:
Miriam Kramer from Mashable chimed in with ducks, because duck sex is literally the most terrifying thing on the planet and pretty much the only argument it takes to disprove intelligent design. More.
That would only be an argument against intelligent design if the system didn’t work well, but it does. Not that Kramer need offer a careful argument. The dwindling readership of formerly major media would be suspicious of any such thing. The readers know they are smarter than other folk because they know there is no design n nature. Raising s thoughtful question would endanger their Smart People status.
What the episode really shows is the extent to which Darwinian cultural thinking has become—at best—a mantra. More often, a broken record, and at worst a Wrong Answer Generator. (“Nope. Can’t be wrong. It’s Darwinian, see?”)
Well, as our tipster noted, “A lot of science writers are tweeting about duck sex now, so that’s a plus.”
Tomorrow, they will wake up and their multiverse will be as real as ever.
See also: Can sex explain evolution?
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