I was having a conversation with my Uncle today about energy policy. I'm an appropriate tech major and we eventually got to the topic of solar energy. My uncle is a Vanderbilt graduate and a successful doctor. Smart guy. I start talking about the potential of solar energy to replace fossil fuels and he interrupts. He says,"now don't talk like oil is a finite thing. its being made all the time. Im a young earth kind of guy, i know this planet is only a few thousand years old and oil doent take very long to make."
Now i know there are some crazies out there that ignore science in favor of religion, but seriously? This guy is a neurosurgeon. He makes his (very good) living off of science. It blew my mind.
The way I see it, we are on the verge of what will either be an energy revolution or an environmental catastrophe. We still have people like this? Really? Gah. Its frustrating. I sincerely hope that we, the people of this generation, will alleviate this sort of stupidity and start building a civilization that wont burn the earth to a toxic crisp. How do we do this? How do we convince people it even needs to be done? Discuss.
the only tall shirt i have goes just over my ass. anything taller than that and i have trouble pulling out my piece -k-rob
so you dont have kids with dicks the size of inch worms and clits the size of school buses. - skiierman