Friday, September 23, 2016

And the Ig Nobel Goes To...

Hang your head, Canada. This year's Ig Nobel peace prize has been awarded to a team of philosophers from the University of Waterloo for their research paper entitled, "On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bullshit."

In a fairly damning passage from the paper, it says that those who were more receptive to the bulls*** statements and who tended to rate them higher were "less reflective, lower in cognitive ability(i.e verbal and fluid intelligence, numeracy,) and are more prone to ontological confusions and conspiratorial ideation."

This year's prize winners became instant trillionaires. The prize consisted of a $10tn Zimbabwean note equivalent to about 40-cents U.S.

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