[LMB] Butter Bugs! Well, almost....

anmar mirza anmar.mirza at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 16:50:34 BST 2008

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 10:47 AM, Peter Granzeau <pgranzeau at cox.net> wrote:

> This entire discussion (a small part of which appears above) illustrates a
> problem I have--I don't know which side of the argument is actually right,
> and, as there's no authority which both sides will agree is correct, I get
> to flip a coin to decide who to believe.  With the predictable chance of
> being wrong half the time.

I've found that the more education and experience I have, the more
critically I am
capable of thinking of the issues.  I grant you that I may have my own
internal biases,
but as a scientist I try hard to acknowledge them and work with them.  There
are many
political issues about which I know that there is no way I can get enough
information to
form a coherent opinion on, so I try to listen to sources I trust.  The
sources I trust are
the ones which tend to have as little political bias as is possible.

Unfortunately, policy makers are influenced by special interest groups, and
all of them
have a vested interest in keeping the average person as uninformed as

So, it is a crapshoot.  But the more informed you are and the better a
critical thinker you are,
the better you can tilt the odds to match your beliefs.  In the end, the
house still wins.

Anmar Mirza EMT, N9ISY, Central Region NCRC Coordinator,
Owner Lost Creek Packs, blog.myspace.com/anmarmirza

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