The Corner

Science Has the Answer

Apparently the nation is convulsed with debates over the degree to which Harry Reid is racially prejudiced.

Surely all we have to do is examine him with a prejudometer to get a reading in prejudons, “the internationally recognized scientific unit of racial prejudice.” If the reading is unacceptably high, we can stone Senator Reid to death with clear consciences.

It’s absurd for everyone to be offering subjective opinions when a perfectly good method of scientific evaluation is at hand.

John Derbyshire — Mr. Derbyshire is a former contributing editor of National Review.

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