Wednesday, June 18, 2008

How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic

Most excellent article for the numbskulls amidst us.

"Below is a complete listing of the articles in "How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic," a series by Coby Beck containing responses to the most common skeptical arguments on global warming. There are four separate taxonomies; arguments are divided by:

My profoundest thanks to Beck for pulling all this together. Someone needed to do it. Taken from BoingBoing.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Censorship in Canada, and some observations about the United States.

"Censorship has always had powerful patrons and not always benighted backers.

"In the Middle Ages, pious men sought to silence heretics because they believed the Faith led to Paradise, while its loss led to Hell for all eternity. The Christian censorship we mock today was born of men's deepest convictions about the most important thing in life: salvation.

"Devout Muslims believe heretics and apostates should be put to death. Islam is the most important thing in their lives, and its truths are valued more than any freedom to mock them."