Monday, December 21, 2009

Dog and Man Bite Each Other

The New York Times Discovers the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle

Headline: Study Increases Prevalence of Autism. While the article does suggest that rising autism rates may be due to increasing awareness of the disease, it does not actually suggest that the study in question had managed to induce autism in its unsuspecting patient population.
I actually misread the headline at first and thought it said "Woman Who Until Recently Couldn't Be Bothered To Hit The Shift Key And Who regularly Makes All Kinds Of Basic Errors And Never Fixes Them Makes Stupid Joke About Venerated Newspaper's Atypical Error In The Same Vein"

Also, I'm pretty sure that shit she wrote in explanation is both not funny and actual, total, nonsense in terms of being anything remotely even coming close to well written English and seriously what the fuck who criticizes someone like that when they can't even bother to use words in a somewhat decent fashion themselves in the very next sentence god she's a fucking moron.


Downpuppy said...

The Times rather quickly fixed their headline. It now reads "Study Finds Increased Prevalence of Autism"

Megan is confusing the Observer Effect with the uncertainty principle, a common error among non-physicists trying to look smart.

M. Bouffant said...

If I weren't keeping an eye on myself, I'd have made that very error recently, for just the reason you mention.

Downpuppy said...

Greenwald took apart Suderman & Reason today.

Momma Bear is gonna go ape.

Ho Ho Ho!

NutellaonToast said...

Just about to link that.