posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 11:28 PM
Originally posted by Whine Flu
I just find it sad that most of humanity thinks that being a celebrity is what deems a person to be notable.
By definition, a celebrity is a
person who is notable. Ah, but I guess your lament is about who we take note of and the reasons why, though I don't think the values exhibited in
are representative of the values held by very many people.
Anyway, has there been an abnormal number of notable deaths recently, say since Micheal Jackson's death? Let us compare the number of notable deaths
within that time to the number within the same period in 2008.
I referred to wikipedia, which maintains a list of notable deaths.
Notable Deaths Since Micheal Jackson's death on June 25th 2009, through year's end.
Notable Deaths for the same period in 2008.
So according to these numbers, there was a 16.5% increase in notable deaths in the last 6 months since Micheal Jackson's death, over the same time
during the year 2008.
[edit on 8-1-2010 by Tearman]