January 03, 2007

Department of pots and kettles

According to the BBC News ("When celebrities speak on science", 3 January 2007), "Sense About Science has urged stars not to dip their toes into tricky scientific issues without checking their facts first". According to its web site, "Sense About Science is an independent charitable trust promoting good science and evidence in public debates". This is certainly an area where the BBC makes a substantial impact.

In other news, Don Rumsfeld is said to be warning policymakers not to invade countries without first devising a plan for the occupation and committing enough troops to make it work.

Posted by Mark Liberman at January 3, 2007 06:09 PM