How did the expert memes get a bad rap?

Experts and policymakers are struggling to understand why expert memes are so often used as a scapegoat in the public debate about global warming.The experts and policymakers involved are often unfamiliar with the issues, and sometimes skeptical of the arguments.The meme phenomenon has its origins in a 2012 film by the American comedy group Funny Or Die, The Big Lebowski, which has since become a...

How to find a travel expert meme

As the NHL season approaches, it's no secret that there are plenty of people who love to tweet about their travel preferences.Some of them, like this guy, are doing a great job of getting their thoughts out there.But as this one tweets about the time he visited a new country, it makes for a slightly less-than-entertaining meme.As he says in the caption, he was inspired by a trip he took to the UK...

How to read the ’emotional intelligence’ meme

A meme that has popped up on social media, often featuring the words "emotional" and "intelligence," has been causing a stir among scientists.In a post titled "Emotional Intelligence," a series of tweets featuring scientists from across the world, one scientist, Dr. Jason D. P. Taylor, argued that the meme was based on a misconception that "emotions are a more universal component of intelligence...