I got onto twitter for the first time in a little while a couple weeks ago, I saw people retweeting rapper “B.O.B” I assumed their retweets were sarcastic. He was trying to convince the twitter world that the earth is flat. We laugh and joke because we know science has proven over and over again that this statement is absurd.
I found it funny as well, clearly not many people really saw his angle here. He tried using multiple different references to prove he was not crazy and the earth really is flat. But then it hit me, everyone is joking about this, yet many of these people who were laughing actually do let pop culture icons impact their own thoughts on science. Typically if you like a singer, actor or someone else who is famous you believe in what they believe in(our generation) when looking at the scores of students we have discussed the decline in how well they are doing. All too often we are using social media from uninformed people who have no credibility as to what they are talking about when it comes to things like this. Instead of checking the actual news from real sources, we use twitter, instagram and facebook.
I challenge all of us to not believe everything we hear. I want to be informed, recently i have shied away from using twitter because anyone can post anything with zero credibility. Not to mention there is almost always an angle used by people in todays world.