11 May 2009

Unscientific Commentary at NPR

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Uh oh! I was listening to an NPR story on the plight of the polar bears (because of global warming), and the reporter explained that the shrinking ice spelled disaster. Some scientists had proposed a refuge area for the bears, while waiting for the climate to cool back down after the appropriate policies had been put in place.

The reporter ended by saying something like, “Although it may be the only option at this point, this would be a terrible fate for the polar bears, who were meant to live on the open sea.”

This shocked me. Hasn’t she taken high school biology? Everyone knows there is no purpose to evolution. Why oh why can’t we have a better press?

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