Clearly, performing the science and writing the journal articles isn’t getting the messages out that need to be gotten out, not on the continuing destruction of our environment, which leads to the continuing destruction of our climate, nor on health care, nor sex education, nor the destruction of public education in the name of “teacher accountability, nor evolution as the vastly superior and more accurate portrayal of life than creationism, nor the failure of supply-side economics, nor on a number of other issues.
Remember Flock of Dodos? Andrew Revkin at Dot.Earth, a New York Times blog, interviewed Randy Olson about the Nerd Loop. Specifically, Olson thinks we need to avoid it. I like Olson’s use of graphics in this interview.
Alas, Olson doesn’t offer us any pixie dust. Maybe we need to stop waiting for pixie dust, eh?
What do you think?