Conversations with the average voter

DrB-

 

Occasionally I have the pleasure of talking with a creationist, and most of the time I just ask them to go on. To tell me more about their beliefs on how the universe came to be here. Tell me how it’s not just divine pasta.

The conversation is a lot like this one:

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The logic & deduction powers are about the same. Invoke some random totally unrelated nonsense, stir in some gut feeling, and suddenly you have the ‘truth’ about how the universe came to be that has somehow escaped our brightest cosmologists.

 

Also, and most importantly: This womans vote counts equal to yours.

Thirdly, REASON RALLY!
This is me.

 

 

 

 


 

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  • vicvanity

    That should be grounds for a divorce

  • http://nathandst.blogspot.com NathanDST

    That can’t be real. Please tell me, that cannot be real. It’s a total fake. Right?

    Right?

  • ‘Tis Himself, OM

    Wasn’t she paying attention during 4th grade arithmetic?

  • http://www.facebook.com/msmith1 mattsmith

    I do not have enough face for the amount of palming I’d be doing.

  • Nicothodes

    There was a similar problem to this in my state’s GED when I took it. I ended up going back to check it four times to make sure that the question really was that stupid and I wasn’t missing anything. I guess some people actually would get it wrong. :/

  • anthonyallen

    The US education system may have failed poor Chelsea in the math department, but at least she isn’t stupid enough to film a video while driving!

  • Drakk

    Come on. Even I have to sit down with a pen and paper to calculate the integral of velocity with respect to time.

    I don’t have enough hands to do enough facepalm.

  • Mark

    Either you have linked to the wrong video, or this is a severe case of straw-man argument. There is nothing in the video about creationism or anything to indicate this is an average voter.

    • Drakk

      Creationism is about as intelligent as the video. It is being used as a similie.

  • I’m_not

    H’mmm, I’ve seen this vid a few times now. Who is controlling the panning of the camera between them while he drives? His hands don’t seem to me moving.

  • LeftSidePositive

    Contingent, of course, on this being real:

    I get the sense that this guy is a total, TOTAL douche… I mean, how can he be married to this woman? HOW? Does it not BOTHER him on some level that the woman he claims to love and has apparently pledged to spend the rest of his life with is a total dumbshit? Wasn’t he repulsed by this level of stupidity when they were dating? Does he have such incredibly low expectations of women in general that he considered this level of boneheadedness acceptable?! He clearly thinks of himself as a smart guy–why is he so smug that he knows “math & science” (cough…at the 3rd grade level!…cough) and yet he apparently doesn’t seem to value that basic intelligence in his spouse!!

    Does he even love her? Is it even possible to love someone who is so crashingly stupid? What does that say about his view of relationships that this is what he spends his life with?! Doesn’t that inevitably lead to corrosive contempt? Is she just a vapid sex toy to him??

    Also, doesn’t she NOTICE how much he’s making fun of her?!

    What’s more, if it is fake, it’s certainly reinforcing a metric fuckton of misogynistic stereotypes, so it’s still completely douchetastic behavior (on both their parts, in that case!).

    (btw, how you work out how many times your tires rotate in a mile–not that it matters: 5280ft*12in/(diameter of your tires in inches*pi)= ~916 revolutions…was that so hard?!)

  • http://nathandst.blogspot.com NathanDST

    Does he even love her? Is it even possible to love someone who is so crashingly stupid? What does that say about his view of relationships that this is what he spends his life with?! Doesn’t that inevitably lead to corrosive contempt? Is she just a vapid sex toy to him??

    Just as some people are able to look beyond appearance and love an “ugly” person, so to are some people able to look beyond IQ level and love someone who’s not that smart, even stupid. Most qualities of a person’s personality have little to do with hir overall intelligence.

    He’s still presenting as an asshole of course, just by posting the video for people to mock her with.

  • http://freethoughtblogs.com/biodork Brianne

    This guy is a jerk for posting this online, and for acting so smug about using “math and science”. Also, he’s a bad teacher. He’s laughing at her misunderstanding of the underlying definition of “miles per hour”, but instead of finding a way to explain to her, he makes a video of him laughing at how “stupid” she is. Way to respect the little lady, bro.

    Also, I :( the US education system so hard right now.


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