Thursday, October 25, 2007

!!

I can't believe this article has appeared on the BBC News website.

This kind of dangerous, ridiculous nonsense is rampant in 1920s literary journals: there, anxious drama critics wrote that poverty and fertility were allied and recommended that workers should be sterilized, because the ruling classes had such low birth rates. You know, the sort of thing that got quite popular, I hear, in Germany. In the 1930s.

But this is 2007, and this is the British Broadcasting Corporation. Nation shall speak truth unto nation, right? In the words of my friend Nick, who sent me the link: WHAT THE FUCK?

3 comments:

Matt Mullenix said...

Don't worry, this explain it: "He carried out the report for men's satellite TV channel Bravo."

Ahhhhh, so.

Anyway, as we well know, being ensconced in Towers of Academe, theory is much more fun to play with than practice. Ultimately, practice will be for the dim-witted goblin types and theory will be the province of the tall, slender, attractive ruling classes.

We will practice eating them!

Anonymous said...

I saw that drivel months ago. The media loves this sort of sensationalistic crap.

WH

pluvialis said...

Hadn't realised it was from last year. Nice rant about it here:
http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2006/10/utter_nonsense.php