ACCUMULATING PERIPHERALS


Science skepticism's long and illustrious history by mattsteinglass
Microfossil from marine sediment. By Ethan Hein under Creative Commons license.

Microfossil from marine sediment. By Ethan Hein under Creative Commons license.

I think my feelings about the community of climate change skeptics are aptly summed up by referring to this Hilaire Belloc line, penned in 1900.

But Scientists, who ought to know,
Assure us that they must be so….
Oh! let us never, never doubt
What nobody is sure about!

The line comes from a children’s poem entitled “The Microbe”, and those pompous Scientists are being ridiculed for subscribing to the germ theory of disease. Which, in case the point needs any further explication, is correct.

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