Sometimes, through social media, we wind up privy to truly excellent interactions that we wouldn’t otherwise witness. Also, we also get to see how clueless a lot of people can be.
If you’re going to engage in a debate with someone online, at least take five seconds to look at their bio so you can see who you’re about to tangle with. Case in point, let’s look at Twitter user Katie Mack’s short bio:
“(a.k.a. Dr Katherine J Mack) astrophysicist/cosmologist, occasional freelance science writer, connoisseur of cosmic catastrophes”
Okay, you probably wouldn’t want to debate Ms. Mack about, oh I don’t know, astrophysics or anything science-related. Let’s see how this unfolded, shall we?
Here was the tweet that started the exchange.
Then this fella decided to throw in his two cents. Bad move, bro.
To be clear, that’s a screenshot because Mr. Jackson has since deleted his tweets.
Ms. Mack responded with this tweet, which you really can’t argue with in any way.
Ouch. Immediately roasted. Gary, Gary, Gary…bad move, my friend.
Other people weighed in on Twitter with their thoughts about the exchange.
And then another mindless troll just had to step in to try to take up Gary’s fight. Another bad idea.
I’ll never understand the anti-science, anti-education, anti-reason people out there. And there seems to be A LOT of them.
The lesson here? If you don’t know what you’re talking about, do yourself a favor and keep your mouth shut. Or else you’ll end up looking incredibly stupid, and you’ll have to hang your head in shame.