Missouri Senator Josh Hawley, who plans to object to the 2020 Electoral College results when Congress meets on January 6th, will soon be associated with a major advance in the domain of the cognitive sciences.
In a press release yesterday, National Academy of Sciences President Dr. Marcia McNutt offered the following statement:
“The scientific community has struggled to measure intelligence in an accurate and culturally fair fashion for well over a century. A major challenge is establishing the IQ equivalent of temperature’s absolute zero: the level at which brain-wave activity is clearly discernible, yet there is no display of the type of coherent thought that would indicate the presence of a sentient human organism.
“At long last, this problem appears to have been resolved. Senator Hawley’s attempt to interfere with the Electoral College process is so colossally stupid, so monumentally ill-conceived, that the NAS believes that it constitutes irrefutable evidence that absolute zero in IQ has been achieved. In that sense, and in that sense only, the Senator’s action has made a seminal contribution to the advancement of science.”
When asked for her reaction to the NAS announcement, Heather Gerken — Dean of Hawley’s alma mater, Yale Law School — commented:
“Our distinguished alumni make their mark on society in myriad ways. We are pleased to find that, even in his imbecility, Josh is doing Yale proud.”