March 8, 2009

"Notable Quotes"

“Truth can only be arrived at by consideration and comparison of opposing ideas. Preventing such consideration is a suppression of truth.”

Al Gore, The Assault on Reason p11 paragraph 2

Last Week at the WSJ’s Eco:nomics conference in California

But he was challenged by Mr. Lomborg, the Danish skeptical environmentalist who thinks the world would be better off spending more money on health and education issues than curbing carbon emissions.

“I don’t mean to corner you, or maybe I do mean to corner you, but would you be willing to have a debate with me on that point?” asked the polo-shirt wearing Dane.

“I want to be polite to you,” Mr. Gore responded. But, no. “The scientific community has gone through this chapter and verse. We have long since passed the time when we should pretend this is a ‘on the one hand, on the other hand’ issue,” he said. “It’s not a matter of theory or conjecture, for goodness sake,” he added.

Well I guess suppression of the truth is not such a bad thing after all.

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