April 26, 2005

Thinking about the Dubya administration's decision to purge non-Republican-donating folks from the US delegation to the Inter-American Telephone Commission

"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." - Carl Sagan, 1987 CSICOP keynote address

See here about the IATA litmus test.

Posted by duver001 at April 26, 2005 8:21 AM