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Monday, November 12, 2012

Intelligent Predictor?

The uniformly execrable performance by conservative pundits' predictions of the election leads one to suspicion that the right-wing - in addition to having their own species of Female Biology and Physics ("The Big Bang  is straight from Hell!") and Intelligent-Designer-ology - may have their own, special pseudo-science of Statistics: perhaps something like Intelligent-Cruncher-of-Numbers-ology

This is an example of what passed for Predictive Science on the right:
Meredith Jessup, The Blaze. Her reasoning for giving Romney 295-243. New Hampshire's State Motto: "The state may be surrounded by northeastern liberals, but its motto is “Live Free or Die.”  I can’t believe such a pro-freedom state would side with Michael Bloomberg in favor of Obama."
Yes/ You read that correctly.

Ms. Jessup based her prognostications totally upon a State Motto printed on automobile license plates. 

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2 comments:

Tom Schott said...

The stunning stupidity of some of these people really takes your breath away, doesn't it? I don't see much evidence that the election results have wrought a cure.

Montag said...

There is no cure.

It's pretty obvious when you think about it. The only thing that fixes things up is time and new generations.

Unfortunate truth, but that is exactly why Stalin and others killed so many opponents... because no one listens "to reason".