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“The Folly of Our Age”

Someone keep Derb far from a TV, computer and Cape Canaveral this morning as the Discovery approaches lift-off (here’s what he’s had to say most recently on the issue). Though I might be amused to see some of the shuttle-fest hype coverage include him as a devil’s advocate. (Derb in Florida would be a milder example, but in the tradition Christopher Hitchens at Mother Teresa’s funeral.)

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