Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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Let’s kick off Silly Saturday with an interesting ABC twittercast debate about legalization of marijuana. This video is amusing because, as one person observed, it’s like watching a scientist argue with a 9-year-old about the existence of Santa Claus. [Despite the moron guest on this twittercast, I find this interesting because it suggests an alternate medium for future news casts to utilize — twitter — and these so-called “twittercasts” can become much more interactive with the public]

Part 1: warming up the argument:

Part 2: including tweets for the smart guest and the moronic guest to respond to:

Part 3: talking about legal drugs and proud American traditions like growing and using tobacco, hemp, cocaine, and alcohol, and, oh, don’t let me forget to mention a couple more proud American traditions, racism and sexism:

Part 4: even the host has to lecture the moron guest about who is legally allowed to use drugs (cuz he’s too stupid to figure it out for himself):


  1. #1 CRM-114
    May 22, 2010

    He’s not stupid. He’s a liar-for-hire.

  2. #2 James Davis
    May 22, 2010

    I can’t believe this is even a debate any-more.

  3. #3 Prof.Pedant
    May 22, 2010

    It would be nice if neither one of them were using their shouting voices.

  4. #4 Otto
    May 22, 2010

    Ah, Twitter, the icing on the cake of entropy.

  5. #5 slikts
    May 24, 2010

    It did disappoint me when St-Pierre said that pot has an LD of 50, showing that he doesn’t understand the concept. Other than that, the “BRIAN, BRIAN, BRIAN! HEY, BRIAN!” part was very amusing.

  6. #6 Jessidork
    June 23, 2010

    St. Pierre made many great points backed with scientific research on the topic while the “liar-for-hire” promoted outdated ideas and beliefs on this topic that, for some reason, can’t stop getting rehashed. However, they both acted a bit like children vying for the attention of a single mom with their yelling instead of rationally talking. Good thing this wasn’t about abortion, eh?

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