Monday, November 9, 2009

Calvin & Hobbes take on Superfreaks, part 2

Calvin & Hobbes just have so much to say about the world. In a past post (What do Calvin & Hobbes and SuperFreaks have in common?), I'd pointed out how trusting the authors of Superfreakonomics on a geoengineering solution to global warming would be like trusting a 6-year-old to fix your plumbing. If Levitt and Dubner think technological control over Nature can solve our problems, I think Nature will have some surprises in store for them:

Assuming that we can engineer Nature to fit our lifestyles doesn't make Levitt and Dubner courageous geniuses. Although Bill Waterson certainly is one.

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