Thursday, October 10, 2013

Scientific illiteracy in government

It's shaping up to be a depressing week.  First, Justice Scalia suggests that the devil has become smarter in the last 2,000 years.  Now, I read an even worse inanity out of Congress. Rep. Joe Barton, the author of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and Chairman of the House-Senate Energy Conference Committee, suggests that wind is a finite resource and harnessing it would slow the winds down, increasing temperatures. Oh my fracking hell! How in the world do such dunces get elected? Incidentally, I don't think Justice Scalia is a dunce, only deluded).

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