Or philosophy or astronomy or world affairs or any other intellectual endeavor? It just seems like the majority of people are interested in social status, (especially people under 30), what stupid move paris hilton will make next in order to gain attention, is lindsay lohan a cokehead or not. It seems like people are interested in (I'm sometimes guilty of this myself) are more interested in the lives of total strangers , the latest fashions , sports statistics, who's hot, than thinking about the physical laws of the universe or modifying the physical laws of our universe(i.e. Einstein approximate newton's universal law of gravity, uniting magnestism and electricity or thinking about why capitalism allows monopolies to exist or why socialism laws governments to stamp on competition. Its seems like we humans have a naturally tendency to focus on petty little things or 'junk knowledge' instead of of on true knowledge that stimulates you mind where you change every around you by truly understand whats going on around you and why certain physical phenonmena is the way it is. I'm not trying to sound like an academic elitist,just trying to understand why in every culture it seems like the intellectuals or people who are interested in pure knowledge make up the minority of the population within that culture instead of the majority. Its okay to be interested in junk knowledge , but for the most part, I think most people never give pure knowledge a try because you see junk knowledge everywhere!