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Old 07-13-2018, 09:38 PM
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Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 13, 2018

A contestant correctly wrote “tree-hugger” to the final question (and would have won) but scratched it out and wrote “ Carl Sagan” instead claiming to have misread the question. Umm, WTF?

“This slang term for an environmentalist is literally true of groups that used passive resistance vs. deforestation, as in India in 1973”

How does CS make any sense?
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:10 PM
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Yeah, I saw that too. Misread seems like a massive understatement.
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:26 PM
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Thrown off by thinking about the BILLION people living in India.
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:33 PM
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How could he over think that into Carl Sagan? He must be bat-shit.
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:50 PM
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The only way this makes any sense to me is if he was deliberately losing. And maybe taking the opportunity to give a shout-out to Carl Sagan, of whom he was a fan?
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:53 PM
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Maybe he mis-read it to think it referred to a specific individual, rather than a term for environmentalists in general. If you're trying to think of a scientist with a global, forward-thinking, environmental perspective, and would have been active in the mid-'70s, Sagan is in the ballpark.
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