Most depressing government announcement of the day: Mermaids don't exist
Posted by David Brooks | Monday, July 2, 2012
This is why some people are against science: It tends to be a real killjoy.
Consider an announcement from the website of the National Oceanographic and Atmospherica Administration: "No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found."
Mermaids aren't real; I needed to hear that on a Monday?
NOAA felt obliged to make this statement because, as Slate reports, the Discovery Channel recently had one of those idiotic shows that slaps together some vague stuff and pretends it is evidence that raises legitimate questions about a pseudoscience likely to draw an audience. Erich von Daniken, you have a lot to answer for.