mathematically proven to be stupid
Here's something to think about:

We are pretty sure that there is intelligent life on at least one planet in the universe, Earth. If we assume that there is no limit to the universe, that there are an infinite number of planets, then we can determine the percentage of planets with life on them by dividing this number by the total number of planets.

We can be fairly certain that there are planets out there that have no intelligent life on them. That makes the number of inhabited planets finite.

For the mathematically inclined:

f = number of inhabited planets, a finite number
x = number of total planets, or infinity
p = percentage of planets with population

f / x = p

f / infinity = 0

Because any finite number divided by infinity is effectively zero, there is exactly zero planets with intelligent life on them. Through the use of a simple equation, we can effectively prove that there is no intelligent life anywhere in the universe.

Pretty neat, eh?

Well, some folks applied essentially the same theory to the Bush presidency, here. Unless you're a math major, read the last three paragraphs, the rest is pretty much gobbeldygook.

They use essentially the same "logic" that I just used above, and arrive at the answer of "Bush is eeeeeevil", or:
Either of these interpretations of the mathematics fits the intuitions of moderately intelligent adults.


Nobody is going to die because of you and me. Many more will die and suffer because of George Bush and his gang of conservative thugs. He has all the character of a failed, awkward adolescent, filled with hate and violence. He should be voted out of office and then put on trial for war crimes for the horrible things he has done.

There's a saying, only a higher education could produce that kind of stupidity. I think that's what we have at work here.

On the other hand, given the latest trend, these people could be the winners for the next Nobel Prize in mathematics.

found at wizbang


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a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
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dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
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the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
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naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
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the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
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