Friday, 4 June 2010

Quotes of the Day

This world is a strange madhouse. Currently, every coachman and every waiter is debating whether relativity theory is correct. Belief in this matter depends on political party affiliation (Albert Einstein, 1920)
Joss Garman has a highly recommended post in which he’s having a closer look on Dutch researcher Jeroen Van Dongen’s paper “On Einstein's opponents, and other crackpots” and the Climate denial activists’ parallel to anti-relativity movement of the 1920s.
(h/t Scruffydan)

On the other side of the spectrum, Sarah Palin blames environmentalists for the BP oil-spill in the Mexican Gulf in a Facebook post that uses one of the most awkward forms of backwards reasoning i’ve read in a long time :
With your [environmentalists'] nonsensical efforts to lock up safer drilling areas, all you're doing is outsourcing energy development, which makes us more controlled by foreign countries, less safe, and less prosperous on a dirtier planet. Your hypocrisy is showing. You're not preventing environmental hazards; you're outsourcing them and making drilling more dangerous.
Extreme deep water drilling is not the preferred choice to meet our country's energy needs, but your protests and lawsuits and lies about onshore and shallow water drilling have locked up safer areas. It's catching up with you. The tragic, unprecedented deep water Gulf oil spill proves it.
Oh dear

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