Percentage of US population carrying cameras everywhere they go:


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Source: xkcd

Category: Technology, UnScience

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3 Responses to “Solved: UFOs, Loch Ness Monster, Ghosts & Bigfoot”

  1. Malachi says:

    Excellent point.

  2. Moopheus says:

    Now those things exist only on cable TV.

  3. Biffah Bacon says:

    Apparently XKCD missed the SyFy network, Biography channel, Discovery, History, all the way down to the jeebus channels that show what purports to be evidence of precisely those phenomena the cartoon claims don’t exist.
    More evidence that scientific inquiry is both socially constructed and attempts to prevent or diminish inquiry in areas it prefers remain unaddressed through nonscientific, quasi-religious social pressure. Jacques Vallee, scientist and venture capitalist, has a number of books that describe this problem for a variety of folk phenomena, including his two volumes of journals which are fascinating reading about a near-miraculous period of scientific growth in astronomy and physics.
    XKCD can’t even tell the truth on this topic-not that any of the phenomena are real or not, but the fact that as cameras propagate there are increasing numbers of people taking blurry, jittery, shaky and underlit photos of things they believe to be real and experiencing (or can make some money by faking).