odysseus2000 wrote:dealtn wrote:odysseus2000 wrote:
I doubt there are many folk on the planet who have not heard of SpaceX.
Wow, that's some claim. I would be fairly sure 75% of those living in my house wouldn't have heard of it. Admittedly that's, statistically speaking, a very small sample size of your "folk on the planet", but I think you might be fooling yourself making such an assertion!
The launch into orbit of Musk's midnight Cherry sports car made most of the news channels around the world.
People I have met from China & India know of SpaceX, so I am surprised that 3/4 of the people living in your house haven't heard of the sports car into orbit.
In the same year as your "car stunt" over a billion people watched the World Cup final, or at least heard about it on "most of the news channels around the world". Without looking it up I would be extremely surprised if even the majority of the "many folk on the planet" could even tell you who won, let alone their opponents, the final score, where in the world it was played etc.
Your claim is simply ridiculous, and belittles any other other argument you want to make on the back of it if you genuinely believe it to be true. Feel as surprised as you like about the knowledge of the people in my house but my suspicion is they are pretty much a reflection of, at least the middle class, Western, variety of the "folk on the planet".