Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Via Doctor Crippen, one of the silliest things that I have ever read (that wasn't written by Polly Toynbee)...
Why have intelligent people chosen to reject mainstream science and listen to far less authoritative sources?

Well, Jeremy, I will illustrate your foolishness with one word: Einstein.

There are, of course, many more examples of people who were neither "authoritative" nor "mainstream", but good old Albert is the one who immendiately springs mind...

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The very model of a modern scientific man

Your humble Devil was thoroughly amused by Neil Ferguson's fall from grace, and is very pleased to have found the time to outline Fergus...