Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Science of Stupidity

I am sure that anyone who reads this blog is already painfully aware of the utter idiocy of some journalists who have recently published articles about how their theories of science support nothing but their own Science of Stupidity. I get it that they were trying to be funny and sarcastic and witty (I know all about these things) by playing the nut card, but jeez, not so funny and witty when it discredits and calls into question a documented medical illness. Now lets have a chuckle about kids with Diabetes, Cancer and AIDS. Wow, good times....

So, instead of calling attention to the stupid journalists, I thought I would try and to compile all of the really great responses I could find. The one good thing to come out of others stupidity is that a discussion has been created and many great bloggers and journalists have given well informed, heartfelt rebuttals. Instead I choose to celebrate them. Read on....

Louise on the Left
Nut Allergies- A Yuppie Invention - As If

The Nut Free Mom
Shedding Some Light On the Nut Allergy Backlash

Peanut Allergies, Peanut Smallergies

LA Times Writer Gets My Irish Up

Food Allergy Mama
Edward R. Murrow Would Be Rolling Over in His Grave

Rational Jenn
I Am Not an Attention-Seeking Psycho

Paging Dr. Gupta
Food Allergies: Not So Nuts After All

Sure Foods Living
What Some (Ignorant) People Think About Food Allergies

Noted and Blogged
Forget the Epi-Pen, It's All In Your Head. Not Mine Though, I Can't Keep Anything In There.

And Now It's All This
Joel Stein is an Asshole

Please let me know if I have missed any other worth responses..


Jennifer B said...

Jennifer, what a great post! I am enjoying reading the ones I hadn't seen. I loved Louise's! And the comments she received were priceless!

Thanks! I prefer to focus on people other than the journalist in question too!

Rational Jenn said...

Awesome idea for a post! Thanks for linking to me, and I can't wait to sit down and read some of the ones I had missed. Oh--please consider submitting this to the Living With Food Allergies Blog Carnival!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the kind words. I really enjoyed everyone elses posts on the subject so much, I thought it would be great to have all the responses in one place.


Louise Larsen said...


Thank you so much for the supportive words - I can't tell you how much I appreciate them.

I don't mind fighting jerks now and then, over this issue, but let's face it: It gets old, you know?

I think we all get tired of it, so to get a kuddo now and then, is mighty appreciated.

Thank you so, so much!

Louise Larsen