The Stone City

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005


Scott Burgess, an American engineer in London, has been unusually busy since 7/7:
I'm not going to take the time to debunk his comments point by point, but I do ask you to read his (why am I certain that it's a male?) post and note the contortions he goes through; first, to deny that the bombings were bombings at all, and afterwards to deny that they were the work of terrorists in general, much less Muslim extremists in particular.
Idiots beware! "He used... sarcasm. He knew all the tricks, dramatic irony, metaphor, bathos, puns, parody, litotes and... satire. He was vicious."

Lubos Motl puts current troubles in perspective:
A few million years ago, you would be eaten by another mammal if you did one error. 14.3 billion years ago (without 300,000 years), the global warming was so bad that you could not even form the Hydrogen atom.