More on the theme of Paul Krugman going off the deep end after serving the country so well. In a recent blog post of his, he weighs in on the lastest kerfluffle about climate change. The guys who wrote the best-seller, Freakonomics, have a new book out with a chapter that is somewhat critical of the so-called consenus on human civilization causing the planet to get warmer. He delivers himself of this ghastly howler, emphasis mine:
…not only that they didn’t check out the global cooling stuff, the stuff about solar panels, and all the other errors people have been pointing out, but that they didn’t even look into the debate sufficiently to realize what company they were placing themselves in.
No, it’s not his placing of the preposition at the end of the sentence that has my blood boiling. It’s the idea that the way science should be done is by checking out who’s on what side of the controversy, and then joining the right team. That’s politics, and people who can’t tell the difference shouldn’t be writing about this issue.
And by the way, I am trying to still admire Krug a little, but it’s getting hard.
“Feet of Clay,” by the way, comes from the Old Testament (Dan.2:31-32).