It’s Just a Joke

Intelligence v Humor by Josh Witten (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Intelligence v Humor by Josh Witten (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

BuzzFeed’s Editor-in-Chief, Ben Smith, seems to be suggesting, in his argument with marine biologists* over a failed parody of shark hysteria, that smart people have bad senses of humor.

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Well, at least we know when to use a scatter plot instead of a Gaussian distribution. Burn.

Based on his opinion of BuzzFeed’s level of humor, it also shows a relatively low opinion of the intelligence of BuzzFeed fans. Granted, he probably knows a lot of details about BuzzFeed fans.

*Identifiable as folks with or working toward a biology PhD who suffer from the delusion that they are pirates.

 

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