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One of the refrains of us here on the angry left... the folks who actually care about truth and reality, rather than moderation for moderation sake; balance for balance sake, etc. is our special anger for the MSM, and all the enablers of so called moderates, so called liberals... sure we loath right wing republicans, but they have a certain honesty in their dishonesty and evil.  True loathing goes to: The New Republic, NY Times, Newsweek and I suppose congressional Democrats (67% the time); Washington Post, Slate, Time & US News & World Report (90% of the time).

This one was prompted by the triviality of Easterbrook as "Mr. Science" over at Slate. Obviously he has nothing to do with real science. Nothing. He is not an actual scientist; not historian of science; not a real philosopher of science; he has been wrong about every scientific subject he touches (environment; global warming; creationism warmed over).  How about real ask mr science (you know, actual scientists who blog as a sidelight); see and enjoy at:

http://scienceblogs.com/

-Steve

Originally posted to DrSteveB on Sat May 27, 2006 at 12:01 PM PDT.

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  •  A special place in hell too for some scientists (0+ / 0-)

    and here is one of them
    Edward Teller.

  •  That's a mighty broad brush (1+ / 0-)
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    Perdition

    you paint with, for one who describes himself as a member of the reality-based community. I think we should strive for balance in our lives (and our media coverage), but not for "balance's sake." I think a balanced approach helps our side. But when I say "balance," I don't mean treating all sides of a story as equivalent--but that we at least acknowledge the existence of other viewpoints--even if we're busily engaged in the process of destroying them logically as we do so.

    •  Exactly (0+ / 0-)

      We should recognize our opposition, but balance doesn't mean giving every side equal airtime, it means giving each side the amount of time it deserves based on its probability or rationality.

      "Murrow had a child. The damn thing went wild." -- Fleetwood Mac
      (-8.63), (-7.03)

      by Perdition on Sat May 27, 2006 at 01:09:11 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  DrSteveB: a suggestion (0+ / 0-)

    Have you read the FAQ?  Please do. Here's one of the guidelines for writing a diary:

    1. Diaries should be substantive. A good guideline is that if you don't have at least three solid paragraphs to write about your subject, you should probably post a comment in an open thread, or in a recent diary or front-page post that covers a topic relevant to what you wish to write about.

    As you can tell by your UID 86510, and the scroll-rate here, we each need to need to exercize our scientific reasoning to determine the most respectful way to express an opinion :-)

  •  A couple of specifics (0+ / 0-)

    Dickerson (Slate) and Broder (WP) for piling on with the what's Hillary wearing and who's Bill eating dinner with trivial story.

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