17 Dec 2003
(updated 18 Dec 2003 at 00:04 UTC) »
What makes you so sure that Islamism is not a word of British
English? You can't tell these things by looking up the dictionary: language change moves at a fair pace, and dictionaries are always just trying to catch up. Are neologisms wrong until they make it into the OED?
yeupou: I disagree a little: I'd define Islamism as Islamic anti-secularism. This need not be extremist, though: the ruling Turkish Justice and Development Party is widely
considered to be both Islamist and moderate.
zhaoway: I said mysterious, because you keep on dropping this intriguing hints about software development you are doing, and then won't say anymore.
Danish ministry of science quashes DCSD ruling against Bjorn Lomborg
For those who followed the controversy over Bjorn Lomborg's
book The Skeptical Environmentalist, there is interesting news: the Danish Committee on Scientific Dishonesty, which
judged Lomborg guilty of scientific dishonesty in early 2002, has now had its ruling quashed by the Danish Ministry of Science. There is
some informative commentary by Iain Murray.
As an aside, I find it interesting that Murray, a conservative, calls Lomborg an inconvenience for statist environmentalists; there's a presumed contrast with non-statist environmentalists. It reminds me, for the second time time today of the small Green Libertarian movement, that began, I believe in the