Posted by Jost on June 11, 2006, at 21:35:18
In reply to Re: I'm trying to recall » Jost, posted by Dinah on June 11, 2006, at 17:10:10
Scientists do change their minds quite a bit--- esp. when it comes to things like substance x being good, or bad for you-- or good for you in one way, and then--it turns out, or they forgot to mention--bad for you in some other way.
.Like caffeine--remember when they thought it caused horrible things? and then it didn't?
I'm not that much of an environmentalist--at least sentimentally. I don't like a lot of things, but I do them anyway--and am not terribly fussy about it. I'm using my Air conditioning until someone passes a law-- I don't like AC, but I hate hot humid weather more. On the other hand, I wish they would ban most automobiles in New York-- it's like traffic gridlock, and massive noise pollution everywhere you go.
I'd like to see more research on better, different fuels, rather than opening wildlife areas and forests to exploitation-- that's more the kind of environmentalist I am. I'm not a stickler for recycling per se--that's the kind of environmentalist I'm not.
I guess I go with my instincts on this stuff--- which isn't necessarily scientific-- I do recall hearing something about "first there's be an ice age, and then it will get warm and there won't be any moisture in the air, and crops won't grow and.." but I'm not sure if anyone says that, now it's more about hurricanes--