by Andre on 17 January 2007
Physicists sometimes say things about evolution. Sometimes they’re good and sometimes they’re bad:
“If we compare the debate over the theory of evolution with the debate over the theory of global warming – global warming’s a whole lot more certain at the moment.”
That’s Jim Drummond, a physicist at the University of Toronto that studies climate change quoted in the Star Tribune. Maybe he didn’t think that one through, or maybe the reporter didn’t notice the air quotes he was making with his hands. I don’t know, but it does seem that a little media savvy would go a long way in this case. Not all controversies are legitimate. Was that his point?
Couldn’t he have made a better comparison if he felt a comparison was necessary? Any suggestions? PZ points out that this is already being jumped on by heroes like Doug Tice.