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Ironic Questions: Science

Is It Ironic That...?

1 Flat Earth believers would be dead if the Earth they were living on was actually flat?...

2 Someone mentions the importance of using precisely defined scientific words to explain a concept clearly then gets an explanation completely wrong because he doesn't understand the scientific term that he used?...

3 Water catches on fire?

4 Is it ironic that a Mensa member advocates Young Earth Creationism by misunderstanding peer reviewed research that actually concludes in favor of evolution?...

5 Fort McMurray,source of the tar sands that contribute to climate change, was destroyed by wildfire, one of the symptoms of climate change?...

6 A movie poster gravity falls off the wall and floats away.

7 A map of Europe shows the varying percentage levels of persons with in each country able to carry on a conversation in English. The range is 20% to less than 95% (UK) the average is around 40-50%. The comment is made that this is a good reason to switch to another common language. The commenter meant that it is not a good reason....

8 a person posts that i never express my own thoughts and ideas about science, and then another poster (who always parrots the dogma and beliefs of the leader of his pseudoscience belief, which has been proven false, rather than express his own original thought) chimes in to agree with gusto...

9 Birds evolved from flightless Dinosaurs?

10 The brain is so complicated that it can't fully understand itself.

11 ...the bank charges you extra money for not having enough money in your account?...

12 a special tool developed specifically for polishing the main mirror on the Hubble Space Telescope to extremely precise specification was itself built incorrectly resulting in Hubble's main mirror's final measurements being off....

13 is it ironic that two people randomly choose the same number from 75-100?...

14 the ship carrying global warming believers was trapped in ice?

15 a helicopter evacuation was yesterday postponed again because of bad weather. The MV Akademik Shokalskiy the Russian research ship was retracing the Antartic explorer Mawson's 1913 route to observe the effects of global warming. The group including - Australian climate scientists, has been stuck at Commonwealth Bay since Christmas Eve after strong winds trapped the vessel with sea ice....

16 Is it ironic that a scientist works on hepaticocholangiocholecystenterostomies, but has a phobia of seeing the gall bladder?...

17 I'm cramming a chapter about memory, just before finals?

18 your brain understands its own structure and function?

19 I have made are error in calculating my error bars.

20 a person hates science, and becomes a scientist

21 Is it ironic that... Albert Einstein said "If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts"...

22 neuroscientists are exploring the unimaginable in the world of the imagination itself?...

23 I am presenting a big picture overview at a nano-technology conference....

24 the father of the "big bang theory", a pillar of truth of many atheists,was a catholic priest(Georges Lemaître)?...

25 Opponents view stem cell research as the destruction of human life , vigorously protest against it . More embryos are destroyed by fertility clinics , but there is no controversy in that . is that ironic...