Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Back Off Man, I'm a Scientist

"I have no faith in anything short of actual measurement & the Rule of Three"
-- Charles Darwin

In an interminable thread about recycling computer parts, on the Boulder Linux Users' Group mailing list, Davide Del Vento injects a completely unsubstantiated and largely dubious claim:
The point of the discussion is what we agree is ok to "kill" or "destroy", and what is not. Is it ok to kill a cow to feed my kids? Most people would say "yes". Is it ok to kill Jeffrey Haemer to feed my kids? Most people would say "no".
Doing science means collecting data. The polls in the left sidebar test his claim.

We shall see, eh?