It is time to stop quivering in our boots in pointless fear of the future and just roll up our sleeves and build it.
- Ray Pierrehumbert

Monday, April 30, 2007

The Solar Herring

Nice article on the "other planets warming too" noise on Bad Astronomy.

Terrifyingly ignorant commentary on Digg, lest you get too complacent about what people are really thinking. Admittedly members of this chorus are almost certainly young male American technophiles, but that is an influential demographic.

2 comments:

Fermi Paradox said...

It looks like most commenters did not read the article at all but just the headline.

There seems to be a similar trend towards skepticism on AGW on reddit which has a similar demographic, with lots of programmers (like me). I regularly post articles there, but they very often get downvoted.

You would think that geeks would think more rationally, but no...

N. Johnson said...

> You would think that geeks would think more rationally, but no...

I was going to say the same thing. Does this mean I should try to be less geeky? Or is the percentage of irrational people constant with level of geekyness?