Just because I made a reference to this in a blog entry posted yesterday...here's an article about Rachel Carson and Silent Spring.
Remember what I said about the right wing having better marketing people? Here's great example - apparently Carson and the other conservationists who warned about the environmental dangers of DDT in 1962 are solely responsible for the existence of malaria in Africa in 2007. Yeah.
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