One of the best things about the internet is that it allows you to find any piece of information. The worst thing about the internet is that is allows you to find any piece of information, regardless of whether or not it is accurate. I personally think that is why we have so many science-deniers nowadays.
While guest hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live, Melissa McCarthy did a segment about science deniers. Namely, she pointed out how ridiculous they all sound.
The clip, which opens up with McCarthy dressed as a Menorah for some reason, goes onto show how ludicrous people sound when they try to disprove well-established scientific facts. In this case, she tries to disprove the theory of gravity. Jennifer Aniston appears as well as a science supporter.
Fortunately, most people seemed to get the joke.
"This is the greatest thing I’ve seen" tweeted one person in response to Jimmy Kimmel's video. Others laughed out loud at this skit.
However, there were a few people who weren't as convinced, or are just really good at sarcasm. You decide.
"What? It still generates the same pull, you dumb idiots 9.14 grams per second, u need an emp field and reverse-emp field for alterations, no1 would fly though," wrote one guy on Twitter. I feel like I need to read his tweet another 20 times before I can totally wrap my head around the concept he's trying to convey.
It's worth remembering that Melissa McCarthy has a vested interest making sure people understand and listen to science after all the harm people feel her family did. Her cousin, Jenny McCarthy, is a leader in the anti-science, anti-vaccine movement. So I think it's safe to say the two of them are going to have a lot to talk the next time they see each other.
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