I totally agree with you Mark about the scientific method and all that. And I think the scientific illiteracy and the kinds of movies which do well in America both have their roots in the whole lowest common denominator syndrome. In fact, I pretty much agree with everything you said, now that I think about it. It’s just I am touchy about the whole argumentation style where someone tries to blame video games for making people violent, because the whole idea of them seeing violence so much desensitizes them. I don’t believe that about video games, and I don’t think that movies actually change their audience to make them more vapid and ignorant. I do suppose that the fact that dumb movies make a lot of money does lead to more dumb movies, but the people who go see them are dumb before, dumb during, and dumb after the movie and would be like that without those movies. I guess maybe we agree on that too… it’s hard to tell from your post. Anyhow, the end result is that my pops wrote for a porno mag and I’m gonna go see that “weather is bad” movie.
P.S. Hot beards site, Melhus! I’ll add it to my facial hair bookmarks directory.
P.P.S. Ha! Not one dirty link!