April 13, 2009

THE BLIND FAITH:

Science, Mythology, Hatred, and the Fate of the Gray Wolf (VERLYN KLINKENBORG, 4/13/09, NY Times)

For the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to find a way to accept the decision by Ken Salazar, the new secretary of the interior, to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list in Idaho and Montana.

It was a relief to have a sensible conversation with newly appointed interior officials after eight years of hearing almost nothing but distortion and duplicity from the top figures in the department. It was also a relief to hear them say, in describing the way they reached this decision, that they were simply following the guidance of career scientists.


Oh, wait, Science has spoken?

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 13, 2009 7:07 AM
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