Sunday, 18 July 2010

Irresistible cartoon

Here’s a great cartoon from David Horsey, the political cartoonist, that’s winging its way around the interwebs thanks to an airing on Climate Progress – Joe Romm’s “fierce” climate blog. I like the way that this shows up the madness and stupidity and overwhelmingly idiotic arrogance (you won’t get any retractions from me on this one…) of the denialist/doubter/delayer/inactivist mentality. It really needs saying - people who refuse to accept the scientific position, and choose to swallow and (even worse) promulgate the distorted propaganda and pseudo-science around are mad, bad and dangerous to know. It’s about time that the voices of reason and knowledge stopped being so damned polite. Regarding everybody’s viewpoint as worthy may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but the consequences we are seeing of giving human stupidity free rein show that that idea was pretty stupid itself. We need a rethink.


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