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
7 April 2007

Stable but homosexual…..

The Onion makes fun of the media’s obsession with homosexuality… (as first spotted on Andrew Sullivan’s Blog).

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