Al Gore and Wikipedia


What I love about Wikipedia is it’s way of presenting information about something that occurred five hours ago as if it was old news. Case in point: Al Gore’s article, particularly this line:

He was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize in October, along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), “for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change” on October 12, 2007.

(I’ll ignore the grammatical redundancy in saying “… in October… on October 12, 2007.” Aw, heck… this is what wikipedia’s for, right? I just corrected it.)
In other news, congratulations, Al. Now will you definitively announce once way or another whether you’re going to run for president in 2008? (And you’d have my vote if you said you were.)


2 responses »

  1. Uhhh…It’s the sun.
    [Will talk to you about this again in approx. 1,500+ years – right after the ice sheet has receded enough to open up the communication lines again.]
    And, uh…just in passing:
    The rebreathers used in mining when the economics of the operation into shafts where there is no pumped emergency supply – you know, under conditions where those shafts are flooded with methane or far far worse (think small silver mines in the West) – ensure that adequate margin necessary for trapped miners to reach the surface and fresh oxygen by recycling their own CO2. This is offered by way of saying, “Science must be informed by not only notions but actual human experience, which notice in turn results in new questions that solid science can address.” [Remember reading Danakin on earthly mysteries, all swept away by his notions of extra-terrestrial settlement on Earth by which he earned sweet tons of money? Where is he, what has become of his notions, today? That is to say, as exciting as his ideas were ;and how they informed deeper speculations and eventual doubts that led to deeper analysis that then led to solid scientific results about those curiosities he had studied, “Would you vote for him?”]

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