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Gullible Public Thinks Solar Panels Will Drain the Sun's Energy

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A satire science story from has gone viral after warning readers that solar panels are draining the sun's energy. The most remarkable thing about the story is not its hilarity but rather the fact that so many readers took it seriously

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Wednesday June 11, 2014, 8:41 am
You've. GOT. To. Be. Kidding. Me. I don't know if I should laugh or cry at the stupidity! SHEESH!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 8:47 am
This is too funny...kinda sad tho knowing there's plenty of brainless turds out there. Still gotta laugh-thanks

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Wednesday June 11, 2014, 8:51 am
Gullible? What a very kind and PC word it is. I have a few words of my own that I prefer............Even my blackface, Malmuira, has a word for it....Baaahhh !!!

Sara P (55)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 10:48 am
Noted, thanks Cher

Evelyn B (62)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 11:33 am
"In truth, clear thinking about science is extremely rare in society today... even among lawmakers, journalists and many members of the medical profession, believe it or not. That's why I continue to call for improved science education in our public education system." ...

Not sure I agree 100%! What we really need to teach children (and adults!) today is to use their brains, analyse, check and think for themselves. Because, while some articles - science & other - may be clever takke-off satirical comments, others are actually intended to mislead, manipulate information provided. .... Test the source(s) ... which may require searching the original source, because people copy & paste (& sometimes edit) ... and so one can't SEE that the original was more neutral, or from a satirical column/ blog ... unless one searches!

But there will always be naÔve people who swallow tall tales and then repeat them as fact, & people who react without stopping to think carefully.


Evelyn B (62)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 11:34 am
Thanks Cher - a good laugh!

firedup N (0)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 12:55 pm
Weird is this a April fools day joke? But is do know solar panels kill hundreds of birds. Flying they see the shiny light and think it is water, and when they get close they get fried from the heat, fall and die

Jamie Clemons (282)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 1:12 pm
Oh no the sky is falling.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 1:38 pm
:-) Ok!

Dianna M (16)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 1:50 pm
So THIS is why Republicans keep getting elected! I wonder how many people believed Rep. Joe Barton when he implied that wind was a finite resource, and said that harnessing it would "slow the winds down" which would "cause the temperature to go up."?

Avril Lomas (0)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 2:13 pm

AS the saying goes, "You can,t fix stupid". How come America is now recognised as the dumbest country in on the planet. ? TRY EDUCATION> (could help) MAYBE!!!
seriously, How sad.

Jane H (139)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 2:22 pm
pretty sad

randy lee (17)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 3:03 pm
I dont think these people are really stupid but rather lazy. These people are the ones who would rather watch the so called reality shows than to take the time to watch a science show and learn what is real!!

Barbara K (60)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 3:24 pm
I couldn't help a hardy laugh when I first read this, but then I wanted to cry at the ignorance of these morons. Did they never go to school, even grade school? The result of some Home Schooling? These adults are that stupid? Education needs to be Improved, not cut in this country. Well, We Can't Fix Stupid, but We CAN VOTE Them Out! We need smart Congressmen to fix all the problems caused already by the Bush Gang. The President cannot do it all alone.

Sara S (2)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 3:44 pm
Actually, the way the article was written does make it sound like right-wing propaganda.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 3:53 pm
I can't believe this I could almost believe it is April 1st not June 11th

Rosa C (384)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 3:53 pm
I really doubt this, but I guess anything is possible.

Kate Kenner (215)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 4:50 pm
Really-this is funny and pathetic t the same time. It is yet more testimony to the ignorance of too many of the supposed most intelligent species on the planet (not an opinion I hold).

David C (131)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 6:28 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 8:40 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cher. At first, I thought this must be from The Onion. Oh dear! Seriously? Just can't wrap my head around the absurdity.......

Shawna S (45)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 9:24 pm
I have not read this regarding solar panels. BUT...I have read reports regarding solar panels possibly causing holes in the ozone. Apparently, it's possible the reflection of the panels back at the atmosphere can cause holes similar to using a magnifying glass to burn paper. Can it happen? I'm unsure. It does seem plausible. Much in the sense of solar panels draining energy.
I'm guessing more studies need to be done. We won't know we're destroying the planet until it's gone. Then, too late.

Lloyd H (46)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 9:51 pm
And at the end of the Sixth Day, god said Let there be Idiots for I love cheap entertainment.

Krista S (195)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 11:20 pm
Wow. People never cease to amaze me.

Geoff P (84)
Wednesday June 11, 2014, 11:39 pm
Makes you realise why the worlds in such a sorry state

Terry H (15)
Thursday June 12, 2014, 5:36 am
You can't fix stupid, but you can use duct tape to muffle the noise ;) ;)
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