The Information Super Highway
I know what you are thinking, its an eff'n metaphor! Yeah, that's exactly what it is! But I've found that in high school, its really difficult to explain (and contradict) to people the blatant contradictions they believe in.
I wanted to write as a suggestion for a Thursday episode, or as a forum game, that we discuss irritating public misconceptions that to clarify or explain leaves laymen glaze-eyed. It would be nice to point these out and clarify them.
In that regard, I really cannot explain things to some people so they'll understand. As I write I'm here in Debate class trying to explain Net Neutrality to my classmates. I frowned against another who used the "highway and tollbooth" metaphor...and sadly enough, he actually says tubes and pipes a couple times in his speech. I suggested that such an explanation in rounds is quintessential... But I can't quickly, without sounding a bit pretentious at least, explain it in simple terms for laymen to understand. Any suggestions?
I guess to kick off the list, I'll offer:
The Information Super Highway ~ my favorite!
Scientists say it is merely a theory, it can't be considered!