August 8th, 2021

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A good example of how people misinterpret what they hear — perhaps because they lack the understanding of a couple of fundamental (and very simple) biological principles, or perhaps because they are already prejudiced against the person they are listening to.

Here's someone tweeting out that Joe Rogan has said on his show that vaccines cause covid mutations.

On the face of it, this tweet is totally believable, if you picture Joe as a dumb and gullible jock. But in reality, Joe, who eagerly acknowledges the gaps in his knowledge, and quite happily and repeatedly calls himself a meathead and a handful of other self-deprecatory words, turns out to have a far better grasp on the subject than the dude who is rage-tweeting about him. Here's the relevant clip from his show that has so upset the twitter guy: