Monday, August 22, 2005

ClusterSomething Nation

Having started this blog with great concern and even fear over the coming declines in oil production, I have to wonder how encomiums like this one about Kunstler's The Long Emergency could come from anyone calling himself a professional scientist. In particular, reviewer David Ehrenfield grouses that "My only complaint about the book is that it lacks an index, which is inexcusable for a text so crammed with names and facts." Um, dude, here's a question: if there's no footnotes, how do you even know the things he says are facts? But of course: we see Ehrenfield's curriculum vitae on Google. He was predisposed to believe.