Sunday, April 30, 2006

Sometimes, a little knowledge isn't such a bad thing.


Via PZ Myers, we learn what happens when people don't understand the basic concepts of science:

Five Mexican children were killed when a large metal cross they were praying at was struck by lightning in central Mexico, local media reported Monday.

Five children between 9 and 16 years old died and several others suffered burns when lightning struck a white-painted metal cross set on a hill in the town of Santa Maria del Rio early on Sunday, according to two newspaper reports.

I don't understand. After all, electricity is only a "theory," right? How could this have happened?

2 comments:

Wayne said...

Ignorance is not bliss.

CC said...

Wayne, I've already mentioned this before -- it is not necessary to comment on almost everything I post here.

You have your own blog -- go post over there. Seriously.