Wish I’d said that

My favorite comment so far on the Dini affair:

Intelligent, conscientious Christians are often embarrassed about the raving fundies who speak in their name, and that’s how I feel about this guy. Why is he even asking students this before he’ll write a letter of recommendation, and ranting on and on about it on his website? How can he say that not accepting Darwinism means you’re incapable of rational thought about anything? We’re all irrational about something. In Dini’s case, apparently, it’s about creationists.

— from Camassia, who also wins the prize for the best blog headline of the week: “All Over Creation.”

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com