WTF, Hollywood?

This is the movie poster for a film coming out later this month. Notice the tagline of the film? “The average person uses 10% of their brain capacity. Imagine what she could do with 100%.”

Really? Seriously? This is the 21st-fucking-century. Why do people still believe the myth that we only use 10% of our brains? We don’t. We use 100% of it. All the time. Sometimes we use certain areas more than others, depending upon what we’re doing at the time, but this 10% nonsense is utterly stupid.

I usually don’t give two shits about what dopey things films are promoting, but I take definite umbrage at this film. It’s a wildly inaccurate premise that only furthers scientific misconceptions in the general public. Thanks to schlock like this tripe, more people will believe that humans only use 10% of their brain. This country is already full of people who are scientifically illiterate, and this movie only exacerbates that situation. 

So fuck you, Luc Besson. You’re an idiot. I realize that all movie makers take creative liberties, but this one takes the cake. You’ve completely dismissed the sci in sci-fi. So either you’re a total moron who doesn’t comprehend basic science, or you’re willing to promote scientific inaccuracies for the sake of making money. I’m not sure which is worse. 

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