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Brain surgeons say rocket scientists aren’t all that bright

Here’s the latest from the Borowitz Report:

Rocket Scientists Not as Smart as Originally Thought
New Findings in Study Commissioned by Brain Surgeons
Rocket scientists, long considered the gold standard in intelligence among all professionals, are not nearly as smart as originally thought, according to a controversial new study published today by the American Association of Brain Surgeons.

The study, which appears in the organization’s monthly publication, Popular Brain Surgery, is entitled “The Intelligence of Rocket Scientists: Myth Versus Reality,” and suggests that rocket scientists’ reputation for smartness is largely undeserved.

“It does require a superior intellect to function as a rocket scientist,” the article concedes. “Having said that, though, rocket science is not brain surgery.”

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  1. Funny stuff! The AA of BS crowd thinks rocket scientists aren’t all that smart. I wonder if there is any research comparing a sack of hammers to a box of rocks.

  2. I’m waiting for the day when people say, “yeah, but it’s not exactly pancreatectomy.”

  3. I have a friend who is a rocket scientist and a few years back she was living with a colleague and they went to see the phone company to complain about some charges on their phone bill.

    The phone company representative told them there had been a mistake and the bill would be fixed.

    “What was the problem?” asked my friend.
    “That would be too complicated to explain,” replied the phone company rep. “You’d need a degree in rocket science to understand it.”

    My friend and her colleague exchanged looks. “Well, go on then… We have two!”