“…Arctic sea ice is vanishing, glaciers melting, sea levels rising, droughts and floods increasing, and the past decade — according to the World Meteorological Organization — was the warmest in recorded history.”
But, hey, don’t look at the evidence or listen to the scientists. Listen to the untrained, non-scientists who either get paid by lobbyists to express a sympathetic opinion, or whose most basic tenet of faith is that they must believe what they are told despite all the evidence – the supposedly “pro-life” people who are likely to have the blood of billions on their hands over the next century.
So what’s next? A series of essays by Sarah Palin about the Large Hadron Collider and the mysteries of dark matter? An MIT lecture series by Rush Limbaugh regarding the thermodynamics of black holes?
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Ex-beauty contestants, drive-time DJs, TV sports announcers, hairstylists, newspaper columnists — basically anybody whose math skills topped out in the 10th grade — rarely have anything substantive to add to the sum of technical and scientific knowledge. That’s what they most resent about it.
Excellent feature article. Read more at Salon.com
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Posted: 20 December, 2009 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, environment, politics and government, Religion, Science, US Politics, values.
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