The Inaugural Bad Graph Thursday!
Yesterday I announced the creation of a new feature here at Skepchick: Bad Graph Thursday. Well, IT’S THURSDAY MOFOS, GET READY TO GRAPH!
Friend, badass, and super-genius Jen McCreight wrote in to Skepchick HQ to point to her post from last year about one sexy heartthrob who thinks that women get uglier as they get more educated, thus decreasing their mates’ total happiness. You may say “bullshit” but he backed it up with a graph, so it’s science:
This inspired me to create a graph that that guy would appreciate. The following graph shows a clear inverse relationship between the ever-decreasing fertility of men and the population numbers of the Florida manatee, also known as the gentle sea cow:
I don’t pretend to know exactly what this means – is the manatee purposely doing this to men? Is the manatee excreting some hormone into our drinking water that is, unbeknownst to him, threatening our species’ future? You decide. All I’m doing is reporting the data.