From a chat at the Washington Post, responding to the Fred Hiatt’s bizarre decision to hire Slate‘s scientifically and mathematically illiterate advice columnist to share some inane thoughts about climate science and how Al Gore is very, very scarrrrrryyyyyyy [/Count Floyd]:
Silver Spring, Md.: I think Copernicus, Galileo and the modern astronomy community are all wrong about the sun-centered solar system. I don’t have any data, or any particular expertise in the field. All I know is that it bothers me to have people saying we orbit the sun, when I can clearly see it moving across the sky. Plus it is scaring the children to hear people talk about it. Could you tell me how to get an op-ed piece published at The Post? I hear they have no standards for this anymore. Thank you!
Eugene Robinson: I think there must be a Bush administration science panel that has a spot for you!”
Good one. And, of course, if there’s no science panel currently hiring there’s always the Supreme Court of the United States…