Good Science, Weird Reporting

Allow me to flaunt a few prejudices with the hope that the harsh light of day will temper them. One is the notion that science is a cause of our myriad environmental problems because of its attachment, regardless of the consequences, to the valueless pursuit of technological advance. And scientists themselves? They are contemptuous of the rest of us, they eschew idealism or enthusiasm of any sort, and they reserve judgement on policies that I support because their jaundiced routine of cautious analysis prevents them from seeing the desirability of vigorous action on any front.