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'In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'
- Abraham Lincoln -

Monday, May 07, 2012

We Win

And the true believers in global warming lose:

Did dinosaurs cause climate change? Huge creatures may have contributed to their own demise because they produced so much flatulence, say scientists

If I may be so bold, I'd like to suggest a change in title to the editor of that London Daily Mail piece.  The word "scientists," in this case, should be in quotation marks.

To quote Wikipedia:

"In English writing, quotation marks or inverted commas (informally referred to as quotes or speech marks) ... can ...be used to indicate a different meaning of a word or phrase than the one typically associated with it and are often used to express irony."

I'd say a scientist who dreams up a theory without the slightest shred of evidence but with a boatload of wishful thinking is - at least - ironic.

If not downright pathetic.