Saturday, April 17, 2010

Volcanic Assumptions

I blame the Old Testament. The book of Ecclesiastes to be precise. Every year the media latches on to something that says "we're all going to die". Last year it was the Aporkalypse, this year it's a modest, albeit inconvenient volcanic eruption. But that hasn't stopped some extrapolating from cancelled flights to economic collapse.

Now don't get me wrong: I'm well aware that nature owns the stage on which we all get to play our parts, and nature decides when the curtain falls. But in the meantime ...

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