Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Sceptics and prevaricators

If someone persistently claims to be a great football player, and yet fails to find the net when you put him in front of an open goal, you cannot do other than doubt his claim.
-- Richard Black being sceptical about bias.
Probably the most important reason for [the] absence of urgency is the profound lack of public knowledge in the U.S.] on issues related to climate matters...The serious national media have done a miserable job in educating the public about just what the stakes involved are when it comes to climate change.
-- Kurt Campbell on Why Americans prevaricate.

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