October 13, 2007
(Sorry about the title, but I refuse to be out punned.) I was going to comment on Nisbet’s latest, a backhanded compliment to new Nobel Laureate Al Gore, but it looks as though PZ and Chris Clarke have comprehensively beaten me to it.
I don’t have a problem with framing a priori, it’s just that Matt’s approach seems to involve alienating a large percentage of the people who are already advocating an issue, because they aren’t advocating it in the right way (Matt’s way or the highway as it were).
If you’re interested in some history have a look through the links and commentary of PZ’s coverage of the preceding “that Dawkins is such a big meany!” iteration of the scienceblogs framing debate. It’s makes for some fun reading.