Sam Woollaston is a witless ninny

March 13, 2011

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2011/mar/06/wonders-of-the-universe-review

I suppose this witless TV reviewer would rather people didn’t try and make interesting and informative programmes about science.

I suppose he already knows everything there is to know about the evolution of the universe.

I suppose he could explain the somewhat tricky concept of entropy in about 5 minutes flat with only a sandcastle for a prop.

Etc.

Even if there are valid criticisms of the programme (possibly slightly too many sunsets and not enough hard science), writing a stupid sarcastic review is hardly the way to stimulate useful discussion on the matter.

Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense. He whom nature has made weak, and idleness keeps ignorant, may yet support his vanity by the name of a critic.
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
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