Effect Measure

Gravity — just a theory, not a fact:


  1. #1 C. Corax
    November 30, 2008

    I kept waiting for the punchline. It never came. How can people be so proud to be so utterly ignorant?

  2. #2 revere
    November 30, 2008

    CC: This is satire. It’s a joke.

  3. #3 Dylan
    November 30, 2008

    Be a halfwit,doofus, dumbass hick, and Jesus will ferry your ass up to heaven? What the fuck is the matter with these people? Be afraid of science. Be very, very afraid! Can you imagine all of the Gomers in that church together, in one place, at one time? All praising and worshipping some fucking meme, that has absolutely no existence, anywhere, outside of their astonishingly tiny, twisted, empty little minds?

    Now I’ve got a fucking headache. Thanks a bunch, Revere.

  4. #4 Dylan
    November 30, 2008

    It is (satire)?

    Looked real enough to me. I’ve met people exactly like that. Lived around them, for much of my life. Back in the Midwest.

  5. #5 C. Corax
    November 30, 2008

    Thanks, r. I thought about it after I commented, and realized that the overacting proved it wasn’t serious. Unfortunately, I’d already made a public fool of myself!

  6. #6 revere
    November 30, 2008

    CC: You and Dylan can be forgiven for taking it as real since the real people are a parody of themselves. I know it’s satire because it came from a satire site (Superdeluxe). But it could have been real.

  7. #7 Edmund
    November 30, 2008

    Evangelical Scientists Refute Gravity With New ‘Intelligent Falling’ Theory


  8. #8 Lea
    November 30, 2008

    A little more satire (or is it really?) for your Sunday evening enjoyment.


  9. #9 mark
    December 3, 2008

    Re: the Onion article posted by Edmund:
    The fictional “Gabriel Burdett” is actual Nobel laureate Sir John Sulston.
    See http://thoughtsontheroad.blogspot.com/2005/08/intelligent-falling.html

    Here’s a history of this idea: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligent_falling