Friday, September 12, 2008

NCSE's Josh Rosenau needs a geography lesson

Josh writes:

John Cole points out this bit from Sarah Palin's interview:

Pressed about what insights into recent Russian actions she gained by living in Alaska, Palin answered: “They’re our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.”


According to Google Earth, the westernmost tip of Alaska is over 5,000 miles from the fighting in Georgia. Moscow is closer, a mere 4,500 miles away. Even if Palin didn't need glasses, she couldn't see anything that far away.

Oy indeed...

Josh, luv, think Bering Strait.

Good Lord...while he's working toward that doctorate in evolutionary biology, I hope he takes a few geography courses along the way.

I won't touch on the rest of the fallacies in his post because I've sworn off defending, bashing, and poking fun of the political candidates, but I figure evolutionary biologists are fair