30 March 2008

Keep up the good work, Babu!

I was introduced (thank, Ami, but no thanks) to a new scientific smasher titled Black race not related to apes (don't you get shivers of expectation seeing an article starting with "Recently a research team..."?
It appears that:

Recently a research team of psychologists from Stanford, Penn State, and UC Berkeley have reported that blacks are likely to be thought of by other races as being sub-human and associated with apes.
Oh boy... let alone the minor details like there is no such thing as a "black race", and Pravda is not exactly a place known for its scientific precision - who the heck is the author of the article? Presently it will become clear:
The author, Babu G. Ranganathan, is an experienced Christian writer. Mr. Ranganathan has his B.A. with academic concentrations in Bible and Biology from Bob Jones University. As a religion and science writer he has been recognized in the 24th edition of Marquis Who's Who In The East. The author's articles have been published in various publications including Russia's Pravda and South Korea's The Seoul Times.
Uhu... Now I can leave you alone to enjoy the rest of that remarkable jambalaya of stupidity, but not before sharing with you some random thoughts:
  1. The taxonomy so beloved by some people should be changed. The only ape-related humans, their color notwithstanding, are politicians. Monkeys tend to gather around Hollywood and similar places. Parrots most probably produced religious clerics. I don't want to go into species that produced popular science writers of all creeds. Etc.
  2. The California taxpayers should take a closer look at this can of worms they call UC Berkeley. Really, there is no knowing what kind of creatures produced some "researchers" there, I swear. Could be something not yet known to modern science.
  3. Pravda... aw, what the heck, let's leave them alone.
In related news: Putin doesn't drink vodka.