Tag Archive for ‘QOTD’

Quote of the Day: Megan McArdle


Wonderful quote from The Atlantic on Gleick: And ethics aside, what Gleick did is insane for someone in his position–so crazy that I confess to wondering whether he doesn’t have some sort of underlying medical condition that requires urgent treatment.  The… Read More ›

Quote of the Day: Brian Schmidt


The Nobel laureate Professor Brian Schmidt, announced today as the Australian of the Year, on science and politics: Science should inform policy, but must not become politicised, he says. “On issues like climate change, coal-seam gas, water management in the… Read More ›

Quotes of the Day


Writing in The Conversation, Prof Steven Sherwood must have access to some very ancient observers of Canadian ice: “The real significance of this, in my view, is that this ice has reportedly been there for thousands of years.” (source) Reportedly?… Read More ›

Quote of the Day: Greg Combet


Trying desperately to justify a pointless tax that nobody wants, Greg Combet plumbs new depths: “Tariffs were iconic, and even now they instantly reappear in debate as policy responses to contemporary economic pressures. “But John Button’s reforms made Australia stronger.”… Read More ›

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