Saturday, December 12, 2009

From the LA Times

The silliness of Climategate --

"we Americans are, by and large, technologically advanced but scientifically illiterate. Our national conversation is dominated by a culture of assertion rather than a respect for evidence reasonably assessed."

You can say that again! And again...but still they won't hear you. Assertions are so much easier to believe. Yes, it's a good read about hysteria and political pettifoggery. I have always liked that word! I must use it more often. (though I don't understand why Microsoft doesn't think it's a word)

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