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Carbon

http://www.spokenword.org/program/331696

This piece sort of mirrors Brignell's. Interesting how he skirts CO2, but in a way this sounds to me like a slap to the scientists out there who fail to recognize that they are calling CO2 a "dangerous pollutant".

I read that into it. An example of my bias. The listener is as biased as the writer.

Re: Carbon

Didn't the Prodigal Son work as a swineherd, snacking on some of the bean husks he was supposed to be feeding to the pigs? Was that the first pod-cast?

Re: Carbon

If I were a liberal, I could easily interpret those words as implying that a rather articulate, well educated man, is of a deficient character because of his genetic structure.

I like Dr. Tyson. He does have a Prodigal Son type following though. Marketing seems to be increasingly important in science these days.