Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Google Doodle Fun

Yesterday NASA's Juno probe reached Jupiter.  Google Inc., as a hotbed of science-loving goofballs, saw fit to mark the occasion with an animated banner showing Team Juno celebrating the event.  This is what the world looks like to Google:

The Google Doodle, an irregular feature of the world's most trafficked search engine is one of those annoying little features of this modern life used by Team SJW to rewrite history to suit their own needs.  While some of the criticism of the Google Doodle Team can be laid at the feet of hyperventilating attention whores - Google doesn't have to celebrate every major Christian holiday every single year, people - concrete examples abound.  They routinely ignore major historical figures in favor celebrating of figures who barely rise to the level of a footnote.  They rarely mention an Edison or a Bell or a van Leeuwenhoek (too white-maley), but don't miss the chance to remind us all of the important contributions of astronomer Caroline Hershel who...discovered a couple of comets.  To say nothing of its recent celebration of Yuri Kochiyama, an activist who has expressed support for Osama Bin Laden and Mao Tse Tung, serves as a concrete example. The American Thinker has a more detailed write-up for anyone who needs more evidence.

At any rate, something struck me as odd about yesterday's Google Doodle.  That dancing team of NASA drones.  It features the obligatory rainbow coalition of scientist types that you'll find in any Disney Channel show, what with a perfect sex split and two African Americans.  Frankly, it looked to me like Asians were under-represented what with that lone guy dancing there. 

Being a scientifically inclined sort of guy, I used Google itself to check up on Google's representation of the Juno Team, and found several photos of the Juno Team.  It's a lot whiter and more manly than Google's own picture.  Here's a few photos of the celebration as it happened in real-world space:

A case could be made for highlighted bit--part scientists as a means of encouraging kids who don't fit the traditional demographic to go into STEM fields.  Not a good case, but a case.  This sort of reverse white-washing, though?  This is anti-reality.  It's rejecting empirical evidence that doesn't fit the theory.

What could be less scientific than that?

Here's a meme-ified version for social media:

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