April 29, 2002
THIS CHURLISH REPLY to Bjorn Lomborg in Scientific American — which misstates his qualifications knowingly — is more proof that that once-proud magazine has become a miserable sham.
I first noticed its slide downhill several years ago when it published a hit-piece on nanotechnologist Eric Drexler (stunning, idea-refuting revelation: he puts milk in his iced tea!), then was very weaselly about responding to the storm of refutations it received from well-known scientists. Scientific American is now biased, nasty, and unreliable. Too bad. I used to like it.