This just in: Judging from one survey, one third of millennials are fucking idiots. Excerpt:
YouGov, a British market research firm, polled 8,215 adults in the United States to find out if they ever believed in the “flat Earth” movement. Only 66 percent of young millennials answered that they “always believe the world is round.” Science teachers across the U.S. will be shaking their heads after learning that nine percent of young adults answered that they have “always believed” the planet was flat.
Another nine percent said of young adults said they thought the planet was spherical but had doubts about it. In a disturbing display of indecision, 16 percent of millennials said they weren’t sure what the shape of the planet was.
Overall, only two percent of the respondents said they always thought the Earth was flat without any doubt.
Seriously, folks. In the third century BC, Eratosthenes of Cyrene not only figured the Earth was a sphere but worked out the circumference of the Earth with surprising accuracy for the time.
Now, it’s easy to write some of this off as simple ignorance and blame (not without cause) the atrocious state of science education in the United States. But there are people out there who actually believe this horseshit, and are claiming some sort of global conspiracy to cover up the “truth.”
It just goes to show, there is nothing out there so mind-bogglingly stupid that some horse’s ass won’t believe it. For example, there’s this asshole.
But let’s focus on the American millennials reported on above. What do we blame for this stupidity? The education system? (See how those much-touted Imperial standards are doing?) Pop culture? Fluoride in the water? Chemtrails? How can so many of our youths be this bogglingly stupid?