Comments: But, the Science is Settled!

Someday, global warming alarmists will be remembered with the church hierarchies who burned people at the stake for denying that the sun revolved around the Earth, or the believers in phlogiston and later the ether.

Posted by Perry Eidelbus at December 17, 2009 10:19 PM

Dude, thanks! I have been misspelling phlogiston for twenty years (yeah, I know you're all shocked...) It is one of the best examples of mistaken science out there. And now I know if does not start with an 'f.'

As for your point, I suspect you are correct, I just wonder how many of us will live long enough to see it?

Posted by jk at December 18, 2009 11:40 AM

JK, I believe you are confusing this with the word "flogistung." The etymology of this word goes back to the ancient Greek, but has become Anglisized over time. Basically, it means "to give him a good tongue lashing." The Refugee is happy to clarify and educate as best he can.

Posted by Boulder Refugee at December 18, 2009 12:34 PM
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