Paraphrasing Edward Longshanks from the movie Braveheart “The problem with science, is all the scientists.”
I am amused by a piece in the New York Times Magazine by Virginia Heffernan. I am amused by Heffernan’s piece not because I disagree with her, but because she seems surprised. Note to Heffernan–It has always been thus.
Heffernan writes about the meltdown over at Science Blogs. “Science Blogs”, as you may well remember is the home of blogger PZ Myers who is famous for advancing science by desecrating the Eucharist. While Myers is the most read of the misogamists at Science Blogs, his penchant for the unpleasant is rather standard fare.
“Science Blogs” has recently seen many of its bloggers leave in protest over the addition of a new nutrition blog called Food Frontiers, Science Blogs sin that PepsiCo sponsors the site. It is indubitable that nobody does righteous indignation like the ungodly.
Heffernan, in following up on the story…