Saturday, February 13, 2010

The NEWS on this rally

Well I guess we have some news coverage on this too. Watch the local NBC clip (yours truly and all). As I say in the clip, "I love me some ignorance." But I have mixed feelings about this actually knowing that I am fully a press hound.

On the one hand, I am glad that our voice and my voice gets to get into the media. If it's just this denialistic caricature of science, the peer review process in natural sciences, and checks and balances by vested interests, we might as well just get whatever sort of YAF realism ideology in order to review the work of scientists.

On the other hand, I think it's ridiculous that the press doesn't just look at the available scientific literature and say, "Wow! What a bunch of fringe whackaloonery we are attending to." Sigh. So it goes.

1 comment:

  1. It is not clear from the context of the article/newscast if your quote ("it is probably the greatest challenge to civilization that human beings have ever faced") refers to climate change or to the people who deny the evidence of climate change through "manufactured" controversies.....I suppose it is both...