I rotate the quotation at the top of the blog sometimes. For the reference of future readers it currently reads:
“My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about what’s really going on to be scared.”
— P. J. Plauger
This Sunday’s presentation at the Ethical Society of Austin presented a laundry list of environmental contaminants without really providing any sense of scale or stratgey for prioritization. [more]
Hank Roberts has a comment on RC on whether an interest in environmental protection is altruistic.
He says not, in an interesting way.
If wishes were fishes I wish I could hear Dawkins and E. O. Wilson hash this out. Perhaps the selfish gene produces biophilia for a reason…