1106: The Triumph of Ignorance


No new work to share this week other than the opener. I’ve been focusing on early planning for upcoming shows, which I’ll get to in a moment. But first, a few things to ponder in light of the just held elections:

– Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) will likely become the new chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. He believes that climate science can’t be real because it conflicts with his interpretation of a phrase in the Old Testament.

– It is likely that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will take over the Science and Space panel – As the Scientific American blog posted: Based on senate seniority, it is likely that the Republicans would appoint Ted Cruz as chairman of Commerce, Science and Transportation. Cruz is a climate skeptic who recently pushed for a reduction in NASA’s budget. It is also noteworthy that he was the public face of last year’s government shutdown, which did lasting damage to scientific research.

We can go down the list – more guns, less for education, the success of lies and misinformation that leads to a more polarized society, oligarchy, etc., etc. but it gets too depressing. For an assessment, check out this piece in Slate:

Midterm Elections, the Senate, and Republican Science Denial



Someone posted this on Facebook earlier. It seems particularly appropriate.


As I mentioned, I’ve been busy with early stage planning for a few upcoming shows – trying to thread some various images together. I always find it interesting to put images from various projects together and just see how they get along (or don’t). Here is one attempt. I’m sure there will be more. I hope you enjoy this next set.




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And, finally, perhaps there is a message in this crosscut of Devonian rock, sent from nearly 400 million years ago.


Thanks for the visit.


3 thoughts on “1106: The Triumph of Ignorance

  1. What with all the awful things about to happen as a result of this last election, it’s so good to have your photographs for solace. In this series I especially like what you do to shale. Please keep it up.

  2. Loved your photographs! You truly have a talent for making art from fossils and rocks. Regarding the elections, I am so depressed as Republicans won EVERY congressional race here in Arkansas and the governor’s office!

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