Quote of the week

Both the constructive disagreement intrinsic to science and the adversarial scrutiny necessary to politics disappear in this invocation of science as the ultimate authority – this trick will become familiar in the coming months. An extraordinary emergency requires extraordinary powers; no one disagrees with that. But it is politics, not science, which grants these powers legitimacy. How long will they endure?

James Butler
London Review of Books
8 March 2007

No respect for the President…..

As long as they can make jokes like this in the US, everything is not lost. Can we make a similar joke about President Thabo Mbeki withou it being thought to be racist? Probably not…. yet.

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