The Rightwingoverse

By Mark Trodden | August 6, 2006 11:01 pm

Tom Tomorrow welcomes us

  • Tony Ryan

    How… bland.

    In the Leftwingoverse (I feel stupid just writing that):

    * Ahmadinejad just wants peaceful nuclear power!

    * Increases in CO2 concentrations precede temperature increases!

    * Journalists are like totally objective … and unbiased … and stuff!

  • Mark

    Sorry you didn’t like it Tony. However, in my opinion, your list is ill thought out. I don’t have a real opinion on your first point; your second point isn’t left or right wing, it’s science; and your third point seems contradicted by the opinion expressed in many posts we’ve done on this blog (which I assume you think of as part of the leftwingoverse).

  • Cynthia

    Is the rightwingoverse the multiverse minus the leftwingoverse? If it is, then I can’t think of a more treacherous patch of the cosmic landscape to traverse, even with the anthropic principle as a guide.;-)

  • Louise

    This refers to today’s AP article, repeated in the NY Times:
    “Do you believe in Iraqi WMD? Did Saddam Hussein’s government have weapons of mass destruction in 2003?
    Half of America apparently still thinks so, a new poll finds, and experts see many reasons why: a drumbeat of voices from talk radio to die-hard bloggers to the Oval Office, a surprise headline here or there, a rallying around a partisan flag, and a growing need for people, in their own minds, to justify the war in Iraq.”
    Oooh, those evil bloggers! How dare they question what we tell them! Who voted the White House more power than the media? The people? They are stupider than us educated elites!

    Who is losing this battle?

  • Wolverine

    Such a familiar theme… people believe tend to believe what they wish, or what makes them feel comfortable, facts be damned. Spinmeister pundits certainly don’t help matters.

  • Wolverine

    Whoops, apologies for the extra “believe” above.

  • Count Iblis


    Ahmadinejad just wants peaceful nuclear power!

    You can ask him here :)


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Mark Trodden holds the Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Endowed Chair in Physics and is co-director of the Center for Particle Cosmology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a theoretical physicist working on particle physics and gravity— in particular on the roles they play in the evolution and structure of the universe. When asked for a short phrase to describe his research area, he says he is a particle cosmologist.


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