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Monday, March 19, 2007

The Second Great Debate

(The first being the one between Huxley and +Wilberforce on evolution)

This ought to be fun!

"The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley presents his compliments to Vice-President Albert Gore and by these presents challenges the said former Vice-President to a head-to-head, internationally-televised debate upon the question, 'That our effect on climate is not dangerous,' to be held in the Library of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History at a date of the Vice-President's choosing.

"Forasmuch as it is His Lordship who now flings down the gauntlet to the Vice-President, it shall be the Vice-President's prerogative and right to choose his weapons by specifying the form of the Great Debate. May the Truth win! Magna est veritas, et praevalet. God Bless America! God Save the Queen!"

Lord Monckton, who was policy adviser to Margaret Thatcher when she was Prime Minister, said when issuing the challenge, "A careful study of the substantial corpus of peer-reviewed science reveals that Mr. Gore's film, An Inconvenient Truth, is a foofaraw of pseudo-science, exaggerations, and errors, now being peddled to innocent schoolchildren worldwide."

The site of the proposed Great Second Debate is the same as where the first took place. If Gore should accept the challenge (that's a big "if," I think), Lord Monckton will likely mop the floor with him.

Should be a hoot.

h/t Riehl World View

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