Bullshit! Environmental Hysteria
No Google Video podem ver um excelente episódio da série Bullshit!, de Penn e Teller, sobre a mentalidade de rebanho dentro do movimento ambientalista (29 minutos). Gostei especialmente da petição para banir a substância "dihydrogen monoxide" (ver 7m34s).
Our petition woman was getting signatures left and right. Ok... mostly left! But man, there's a lot of people against that evil [dihydrogen monoxide].
These passionate informed people didn't even had to ask what dihydrogen monoxide is... They didn't even ask.
Is passion supposed to replace common sense? We understand the desire to join up and do something important. It's sexy to save the world. But you got to spend a couple of minutes to find out if you're really saving the world and not just being herded around by some politically motivaded assholes who may not really care that much about the environment but see this as some chance to raise money for whatever they think is a good idea. No end justifies the means of lying.