New "View" Co-Host Sherri Shephard doesn't know if the world is flat

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    spikedavis

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    After declaring she didn't "believe in evolution, period," new "View" co-host Sherri Shepherd was asked if she thought the world was flat. The answer is in the clip.
     
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    DevdogAZ

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    Boy, they really know how to pick winners on that show, don't they.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Raimi

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    Not the brightest bulb in the box.
     
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    Werd2406

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    I really wonder what their hiring process is like...

    "Are you capable of saying some crazy, off the wall $.hit? Oh, you can?!? You start Monday!"
     
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    Lopey

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    they should hire Amber from Big Brother......of course she might cry the entire episode... but she fits the mold as far as intelligence goes. :D


    is 2 + 2 really 4??
     
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    Sacrilegium

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    So, so dumb. Yet it reproduced. Why did it have to make more of itself?
     
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    yaddayaddayadda

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    Wow.
     
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    hkancyr

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    Thanks View for keeping the dumb woman stereotype alive.
    My bet is that Whoopi will abandon ship soon. I think Whoopi was hoping for some help from Sherri, now she's proven to be as mildly enlightened as Elisabeth. I can't see her trying to straighten out all the BS these two twits spout, day in and day out.
    Maybe we can get a TV preacher instead of Babs. Just make it a bible meeting. That way no one has to use their heads, they can just believe. I believe I'm gonna stop watching the View.
     
  9. Sep 19, 2007 #9 of 246
    getreal

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    Sherri Shepherd made it through the American school system without EVER having learned about whether the Earth is round or flat?!! :confused:
    She has never seen a globe? Or a picture of the Earth from space?
    Ay carrumba!

    It reminds me of the "Jay-Walking" segment on the "Tonight Show" where Leno asked College graduates (at their graduation ceremony) the simple question: "How many moons does the Earth have?" One guessed FIVE, another was positive that we have THREE moons.
     
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    snowjay

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    She never thought about it?

    WTF, she never saw a GLOBE?!?!
     
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    TAsunder

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    So what's the correct answer?



    I was just telling my GF about how shoddy our education system still is. My example was that in high school they still teach (at least mine did) that Christopher Columbus was trying to prove that the world was spherical and not flat when in fact it was merely a dispute over the size of the earth, and christopher columbus was in fact wrong about that.
     
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    gchance

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    Look, you have to view this in context.

    She was being attacked. The whole thing started out as, she stated she didn't believe in evolution. So then, Whoopi started in with the, "You don't believe in evolution... so what, do you believe the world is flat?" In other words, "Not believing in evolution is as stupid as believing the world is flat."

    She's not saying she believes the world is flat. She's refusing to answer Whoopi's stupid, smartass question. Her point is it's more important to talk about important things, such as feeding your children, than to argue stupid things like evolution, or whether the world is flat.

    Watch the clip again.

    Greg
     
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    wmcbrine

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    Which is, in fact, true. Insulting to millions, perhaps. But also true.

    Of course, there are still geocentrists and flat-earthers out there, too, though they're much rarer than creationists.

    ...a point with which I don't agree at all. I've never understood people who were so incurious, though I know there are lots of them out there. I don't think growing up poor has much to do with it, either, as she implied (look at the impoverished backgrounds of some famous scientists).

    And for the record... understanding evolution means understanding biology, and understanding biology means you can improve crop yields... and put more food on the table.
     
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    bigrig

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    Many U.S. Americans don't know if the world is flat, because U.S. Americans don't have globes. Such as The Iraq, South Africa, and such as.
     
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    getreal

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    :up: :up:
    Oh, SNAP!
    :D
     
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    myriadian

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    wow. that is so sad. but she's bright enough to spread her legs and reproduce. that is terrible.

    bad overpaid stupid cow!

    M.
     
  17. Sep 19, 2007 #17 of 246
    grecorj

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    I hate when people say, "I never really thought about it," when it's such an obvioius thing. I mean, come on. They aren't asking how the internal combustion engine works. To not have given it a thought? Ever? Don't buy it. Sorry. Pretty much a fundamental kid question, kind of like, why is the sky blue? You might not know, but you think to ask the question.
     
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    Fish Man

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    I get this in the spot where the video is supposed to be on the above linked page:

     
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    latrobe7

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    Huh. I always heard he was looking for the shortest trade-route to India.

    In any case, I kinda hear what your saying; one thing that bugs me that is still taught - or was when I was in school - was that Columbus 'discovered' America...
     
  20. Sep 19, 2007 #20 of 246
    TreborPugly

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    Oh, I don't think she was refusing to ask a smart ass question. I think she was dumbfounded.

    No matter how smart-ass the question was, the intelligent response is "No, the world is not flat, it's nearly round." Then she can go on to point out that Whoopi's analogy is faulty. Don't let anyone for a minute think you don't know what shape the world is. There goes any credibility for you or any respect from everyone else.
     

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