Thursday, March 20, 2014

I Guess Reporters Aren't Hired for Their Intelligence

Yesterday, I linked to a reasonable explanation for the disappearance of the Malaysian air liner. The media, meanwhile, is exploring even more fantastical explanations:
CNN’s Don Lemon has been entertaining all sorts of theories about the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, including the chance something “supernatural” happened, but on Wednesday night, he actually asked panelists about the possibility a black hole was involved.

Lemon brought this up along with other “conspiracy theories” people have been floating on Twitter, including people noting the eerie parallels to Lost and The Twilight Zone, and wondered, “is it preposterous” to consider a black hole as a possibility?
Not to be outdone, Mary Schiavo, a former Inspector General of the Department of Transportation,  and a Harvard graduate, replied:  “A small black hole would suck in our entire universe, so we know it’s not that.” (Underline added). So the supermassive one's are okay, but it is the small ones that could destroy the universe. Whew. That is good to know. Amazingly, she gets paid for her opinions.

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