Re: NANFA-L-- Endangered Species Act

Jerry Baker (nanfa at
Thu, 22 Sep 2005 07:17:23 -0700

Mark Otnes wrote:
> We should remember that the movement to ban DDT was not given life by
> solid science but by the emotional novel Silent Spring. The movement
> was more Al Gore than Albert Einstein.

These kind of posts are what happens when you cut education spending. I
am much more concerned with the apparent ease with which you swallow
pure BS and base your opinions on public policy on it. That DDT has a
profound effect on calcium deposition in bird eggs is not open to
legitimate scientific dispute. The only people that dispute it are
libertarian and right wing nuts that have an ulterior agenda. There are
legitimate libertarians and conservatives, but they do not believe in
publicly lying about scientific evidence in an attempt to further a
selfish agenda.
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