Dust flux, Vostok ice core

Dust flux, Vostok ice core
Two dimensional phase space reconstruction of dust flux from the Vostok core over the period 186-4 ka using the time derivative method. Dust flux on the x-axis, rate of change is on the y-axis. From Gipp (2001).

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Unconquerable science

. . . says Shimon Peres in a speech delivered today in Ottawa, as reported here.
Science has changed global governance and can be neither conquered nor defended by armies, Israeli President Shimon Peres said today. His opening remarks to a round table discussion on education and innovation at Rideau Hall drew obvious parallels to Israel's current fears of Iranian nuclear development.
But does it really? He appears to be saying (we are waiting for full text of his remarks before passing full judgement) that information travels freely, without borders. If so, any attack on Iran calculated to keep her from developing nuclear technology would be fruitless.

I am a bit curious as to the exact target of his remarks. He is an old shrewd man--is he calling out Harper?

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