So, most people including myself would consider me sane (until I explain to them how we don't exist).
But recently I got my DNA results back from SelfDecode.com, and it seems that there is only one graph they think it worthy to present in my main Dashboard... which is pretty alarming.
Is it possible my ex-wife was correct about me? That I was the insane one? Really beginning to wonder now!
Guess I should check myself in to be evaluated.
Then a friend texts back and says "Hey I don't think you read the small print at the bottom of that graph."
Oh. Why would they put a graph on my dashboard that has nothing to do with me?
So I'm NOT insane.?..?....
But then I realized that a hallmark OF schizophrenia is delusions of reference. The TV is talking to you? The example data is about your DNA? ...
So that means I AM insane after all...
92% of undergrads, and even 83% of grad students who had taken advanced courses in probabilities and statistics didn't know the first thing about probabilities.
If you're wondering how illogical the human race is, this is one interesting piece of evidence. We apparently did not evolve to think logically (altho if you read the comments, some are arguing that the illogical answers had some type of logic to them).
Thankfully there are some humans who can think better than us. One of them, Eliezer Yudkowsky, writes this really extremely interesting blog called LessWrong.
Check out this post he has on the Conjunction Fallacy.
He also has some really good explanations of quantum mechanics which I've never seen elsewhere.
Question for you. How well do you know your mom? Your dad?
Have you ever suspected that one of them may have been a banana?
It sounds crazy, but according to GetScience.com, humans share around 60% of our DNA with bananas.
Further complicating matters is that we also share 60% of our DNA with fruit flies.
Now, perhaps you didn't take a stats class in college? But luckily for you, I did, so let me interpret these results quickly.
Essentially, what we're saying here is that almost certainly one of your parents was a banana. And the other one was a fruit fly. Which completely explains the attraction they had for each other.
So what does that make you? You are the product of a fruit fly eating a banana. That product would be called fruit fly feces.
So technically, according to the best science we have to date, you and I (but mainly you) are nothing more than the poop of a fruit fly.
How does that feel? Are you feeling a bit less self-important now?
This is not a joke! Truth is now DEFINITELY stranger than fiction!!!
It's all over the news media. Here's one article from Army Times: https://www.armytimes.com/off-duty/military-culture/2019/10/25/army-partners-with-former-blink-182-founders-ufo-research-company-to-study-alien-technology/