May 15th, 2010

kaiju

Trying to explain stupidity - or laziness - or stupid laziness - or lazy stupidity




I've mentioned before that to gain insight into all of those polls that get quoted and manipulated in the blogosphere and on cable tv, I turn to Nate at 538.com. I even have a permanent link on my journal page (psss - it's one of the links over to the left, there).

But sometimes, I think he does just find something interesting and ridiculous and then tries to come up with a  reason that is more than "the world is full of f'ing idiots and it is unfortunate that Darwinism isn't as strong as it once was".

His latest article is one such as it attempts to explain why this poll can't really be suggesting what it suggests because there must be a reason behind stupid people answering stupidly:
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