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Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Posted by RFTR
Sound familiar, Jake?
We had a conversation along the same lines as this column by William Saletan : "Like all flirts, the scientists fear that we'll take their winks and provocations the wrong way. They fear that we'll turn on them and ban their work, driven by misguided dread that they're creating some new subhuman or superhuman species. They don't fear such a species. They fear the species they already know: us."

As long as scientists fail so miserably to communicate their message, they will be misinterpreted.

(By the way, Jake, you mentioned that Gallup poll of climatologists -- you wouldn't happen to know where to find a copy of that, would you?)


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