Listen to the Fading Stars!

Carl Lewis wins this week's Idiot Award:

Criticising Bush for linking his foreign policy with the two countries being allowed to compete here, Lewis said: 'I felt that was disingenuous. It is funny that we boycotted the 1980 Games [in Moscow] in support of Afghanistan, and now we're bombing Afghanistan,' he told the Athens News yesterday.

If that isn't a perfect display of ignorance, I don't know what is.

Oh ... maybe this:

Scientists have proven that it's impossible to long-jump 30 feet, but I don't listen to that kind of talk. Thoughts like that have a way of sinking into your feet.

That's right, Carl. There's no sense listening to reason. It might find a way of sinking into your brain.

posted by Dennis on 08.29.04 at 11:38 AM


Well, on the latter one, he has precedent on his side.

At one time "scientists" had "proven" that a four minute mile was impossible, too.

While athletic science has improved greatly since then, and they're far more likely to be correct about the long jump claim, he is right that scientific "proofs" (based, of course, on faulty assumptions) of atheltic claims have been wrong before.

Sigivald   ·  August 31, 2004 12:49 PM

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