Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Lack of Nuance in Reporting - Non-news stories

Hang on to your hats folks, this is earth-shattering news...

A new poll has found that Mormons may be the least-likely of any religion to smoke.

Poll: Mormons least likely to be smokers

Take a moment to let that sink in.

While you are pondering that latest bit of trivia, try this one on for size...

BYU remains the nation's bastion of college sobriety, according to the Princeton Review, which has named BYU the nation's top "stone-cold sober" school for the 16th year running.
- Emma Penrod, Deseret News 
 These are news stories published today, August 5th, by Utah's finest news source, the Deseret News.

In other news...

Science Has No Clue How Bicycles Really Work

The saying "just like riding a bike" has been around for ages. It refers to doing something that's easy to understand. But there's irony in that: Physicists have no clue how bicycles work, making them some of the most complicated things in the world.
- Travis Okulski, Jalopnik
 Back to your normal lives people, nothing to see here.