Tuesday, May 22, 2007



It's a good thing I buy keyboards by the gross.

Senator Sam ("I ain't no monkey") Brownback, who famously made his case for being the second President of the 21st Century by demonstrating that he hasn't yet made it through to the end of the 19th, is shockedshocked … that Guillermo Gonzalez has been denied tenure despite his allegedly "well-reasoned hypothesis" set forth in a popular work of supposed science published by Regnery Publishing, which describes itself not as a publisher of works of science but as the "nation's leading conservative publisher." The writing of the book was actually funded, as Ed Brayton points out, by the John Templeton Foundation, instead of a scientific organization like, oh, say, NASA.

However, what killed my keyboard was this brown stuff from Brownback:

Such an assault on academic freedom does not bode well for the advancement of true science.
You kinda let the cat out of the bag that you haven't a clue what the word means, Senator, when you put your hand up that evening to signal your ignorance.

For the likes of Brownback, "true science" means something like, "anything that affirms my prejudices.
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