Tuesday, May 01, 2007

MacFarlane on Scepticism

‘Let's define what a sceptic is, a sceptic is someone who based on the information he or she has received to date has a position. It doesn't say they won't consider another position, they say based on the scientific evidence that I've been presented with, there is a debate about what the connection is. There is a growing weight of evidence and I'm happy to sit here and consider it.’ – Ian MacFarlane MP, in an interview on Lateline.

4 comments:

MH said...

Possibly should have pointed out that this was made in the context of a discussion of climate change ...

Rowan Blyth said...

Also from that interview:

Tony Jones: What is with your voice?

Ian MacFarlane: I have a healthy diet of cigarettes, sand paper and razor blades. It has taken years of dedication to cultivate and this has finally paid off as I will be a henchman in the next bond movie because of it.

Anonymous said...

You made that up!

Rowan Blyth said...

I may have paraphrased and extrapolated a little.