Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Remember the movie Idiocracy?

In Idiocracy an average man in an Army experiment is supposed to be kept in hibernation for 1 year, but they mess up and he sleeps for 500 years. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed-down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.

This is how it starts
Via the DefCon blog comes that news that Texas governor Rick Perry has appointed a creationist to head the Texas State Board of Education.

I’ll give you a moment to clean off your screen. Yes, you read that right.

At first I thought, "No, not even a politician in Texas could possibly do something that dumb, that contrary to reality, that horrifying to their kids. DefCon Blog must have gotten it wrong!" ... continues at BadAstronomy
When the dumbing down is coming from the people expected to educate us...we are doomed.

[Cat wants to make sure you know about the cat picture at the bottom of the BadAstronomy post I linked to]

5 comments:

Bjorn said...

Is that a LOLcat cat? Most of the dystopian fiction I've watched/read have a heavy emphasis on the split between the wealthy and the poor. Idiocracy has that split, but stupidity was the great unifier.

Cat's Staff said...

How about LOLMcleroy

Bjorn said...

That PZ Myers video cleaned up well. I did get an Intel Mac Mini, so I can still help out with videos if you get tied up. I might also have iLife 08, which I might be able to test iMovie 08's abilities.

Cat's Staff said...

I just watched the recent SteveNote. The new iWorks looks nice, but the new iMovie won't work on my old computer. To bad I'll never be able to afford the new AlSiO2 iMac.

Bjorn said...

I remember the Alamo, that's where I rented a car once.