LIONEL AUDIO: We Think We Know Stuff.

And they laugh at Christine O’Donnell. And Sarah Palin. Two ditzy dimwit dames who dare to question evolution, climate change, global warming, name it. Haven’t they received the memos?

Now, while I have no serious doubts about the rudiments of Darwinian mechanics but nonetheless question certain anthropogenic causation models laying the groundwork for cap and trade, carbon taxing and the like, I certainly don’t consider myself an expert on these subjects. Nor are most people. What many if not most of us do is repeat the rudiments of a core anecdotal knowledge base, the abecedarian basics of what we are told that others claim. Multi-layered hearsay upon hearsay. We are the repositories of lore, myth and urban legend. We don’t know Shi’ite.

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