Friday Funny: Follow the Experts

https://dilbert.com/strip/2022-03-13

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Tom Halla
May 27, 2022 10:02 am

Consensus is politics, literally.

littlepeaks
Reply to  Tom Halla
May 27, 2022 11:39 am

I agree. (Oh no!!! You got me doing it. 🙄

fretslider
May 27, 2022 10:05 am

‘Expert’

Someone who doesn’t know their fundament from their elbow

Felix
Reply to  fretslider
May 27, 2022 10:47 am

It comes from the Greek X for unknown, and spurt, a little drip under pressure.

Vuk
Reply to  Felix
May 27, 2022 1:06 pm

I did a bit of search and found this:
The word reappeared 1825 in the legal sense, “person who, by virtue of special acquired knowledge or experience on a subject, presumably not within the knowledge of men generally, may testify in a court of justice to matters of opinion thereon, as distinguished from ordinary witnesses, who can in general testify only to facts”

There you have it: an expert is opinionated person, while Joe Blogs only knows the facts.

Richard Page
Reply to  Vuk
May 27, 2022 1:14 pm

Right. So treating the expert’s statements as factual is very, very wrong. Got it.

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  Felix
May 27, 2022 4:39 pm

Nah, it’s ex, as in former.

Nick Graves
Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
May 28, 2022 1:18 am

“Ex is a has-been…” as my father used to say if people accused him of being an expert.

paul courtney
May 27, 2022 10:58 am

I used to enjoy Scott Adams’ humor, but then a majority of experts said he wasn’t funny anymore. I had to go with the consensus. Shoulda done my own research!

Mr.
Reply to  paul courtney
May 27, 2022 12:40 pm

Most reliable way to do your own research if humor has been demonstrated is to check your shirt front for sprayed coffee.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Mr.
May 27, 2022 7:44 pm

And it’s REALLY good humor if you don’t even drink coffee.

rhs
Reply to  Mr.
May 28, 2022 8:06 am

I always thought it was a wet keyboard in danger of a short circuit.

May 27, 2022 10:59 am

Don’t be stupid! Just follow me.. 😉

https://greenhousedefect.com/

TonyL
May 27, 2022 11:14 am

That is the problem around here. So many people are such contrarians who refuse to recognize the greatness of the great expert right in your midst. You would be so much better off if you just did as you are instructed.
Your first instruction is the most important.
#1- Send money this way.

(And that is how the “expert” class works).

Robert B
Reply to  TonyL
May 27, 2022 1:36 pm

“If I knew which experts were right, wouldn’t that make me smarter than the experts?”

No, but in many people’s minds, smarter than the great unwashed. “Science” is promoted in schools just to make the brain washing technique more effective.

Richard Page
Reply to  David Wojick
May 27, 2022 2:58 pm

What is it with these career politicians and pigs?

BobM
Reply to  Richard Page
May 27, 2022 7:36 pm

Napoleon.

Keith Rowe
May 27, 2022 11:56 am

Awesome!!

jeffery p
May 27, 2022 11:57 am

Define expert – A talking head who appears on cable news and talks out of their a$$.

Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
May 27, 2022 12:09 pm

Experts are amazing! 😃

May 27, 2022 12:16 pm

Tweet from “Inside Climate News”:

Recent mass shootings in communities of color are renewing fears among environmental and climate activists that a growing number of young men are adopting racist right-wing ideologies to explain the worsening climate crisis and justify extreme violence.

Well, um..

Reply to  E. Schaffer
May 27, 2022 1:45 pm

Putin’s war is causing climate warming…polluting the environment….also killing thousands and destroying billions in property damage…..extreme violence is justified to stop him, no?

Cam_S
Reply to  E. Schaffer
May 27, 2022 1:49 pm

I found it here;
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How Mass Shootings, Ecofascism and Climate Change Got Tied Together

Two recent mass shootings in communities of color are renewing fears among environmental groups and climate activists that a growing number of young men are adopting racist right-wing ideologies to explain the worsening climate crisis and justify extreme violence.

On Tuesday, a gunman walked into an elementary school in the predominantly Latino city of Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 children and 2 adults in the worst school-related mass shooting since the one at Sandy Hook Elementary. Less than two weeks prior, a shooter targeted Black shoppers at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing 10 and injuring three more.

Read the rest here;

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/05/27/friday-funny-follow-the-experts/

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Cam_S
May 27, 2022 2:52 pm

I think they set a world record for making less sense than VP Giggles!

“young men are adopting racist right-wing ideologies to explain the worsening climate crisis and justify extreme violence.”

Up & down, left & right and back & forth are less contradictory than this.statement is.

Right-wing ideology thinks the supposedly “worsening climate crisis” is a con job so
there’s no reason to behave violently!!!

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MarkW
Reply to  E. Schaffer
May 27, 2022 5:05 pm

For leftists, when all else fails, fall back on charges of racism.

Bruce Cobb
May 27, 2022 1:13 pm

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know when you are being lied to. It helps to not have “skin in the game”, and not have emotional attachment to one side or the other.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
May 27, 2022 5:57 pm

Classically, a disinterested observer.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
May 27, 2022 7:57 pm

and not have emotional attachment to one side or the other.”

Which is extremely difficult when all you have is emotion, and purple hair.

May 27, 2022 1:25 pm

If there was a smart government in the world (there is not)….it would start producing cheap abundant electric power from Thorium Liquid Salts Cooled Reactors….it would not recognize any CO2 climate warming unless proven….it would not subsidize EVs.

OK S.
May 27, 2022 3:27 pm

So, is Dilbert an expert?

LdB
Reply to  OK S.
May 27, 2022 9:51 pm

You need to ask Nick Stokes he will have a definition of an expert.

Gunga Din
May 27, 2022 5:37 pm

I may not be an expert, but I do know that if the car I’m considering buying doesn’t have 4 wheels it’s not going to get me anywhere no matter the salesman says.

H.R.
Reply to  Gunga Din
May 27, 2022 7:28 pm

Don’t buy a car with square wheels, Gunga Din. Consumer Reports says the cars with triangular wheels are best. It eliminates one bump.

They should know. They are experts.

Redge
Reply to  Gunga Din
May 27, 2022 10:14 pm

Only Fools and Horses

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Herbert
May 28, 2022 1:36 am

“For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert.”( Arthur C. Clarke, 1968).

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Herbert
May 28, 2022 10:48 pm

I have been on juries in trials in which each side brought their set of expert witnesses. Still ended up trying to figure out what happened, and why. Best done by disregarding the expert testimony.

observa
May 28, 2022 2:34 am

I struggle to listen to the experts because I never know if they’re woke enough-
Racial controversy around plant genetics conference puts Australian scientists ‘on notice’ (msn.com)
Stop Expecting First Nations Staff to Do All the ‘Indigenous Stuff’ in the Workplace (msn.com)
It’s a particular problem for white guys because we’re never woke enough to be able to judge just who is the wokest expert minority.

jorgekafkazar
May 28, 2022 6:17 pm

It is “a pride of lions,” or a “murder of crows.” Or a “pod of whales.” But it’s “a plague of experts.”

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