Quotatious: Henry Waxman Eviscerates Science Denying Colleagues

Ranking House Dem Henry Waxman bemoans the sad state of science in today's congress.

In last Tuesday's House Energy and Commerce Committee hearings on climate science, ranking Democrat Henry Waxman continued to express his frustration with the current trend of scientific denial in Congress. Actually, that's putting it too mildly. Waxman, who had gone off about the Republican war on science a day earlier speaking at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, is utterly flustered.

If my doctor told me I had cancer, I wouldn't scour the country to find someone to tell me that I don't need to worry about it.

Most of us don't substitute our own judgment for that of experts when it comes to medicine, nuclear engineering, building bridges or designing computer security.

Read more at The Guardian.