Thanks for the comments and kind words. Not sure yet if I like ending with a riddle like that…

CGP – Yes, I have been surprised and pleased by the public discussion about the biofuels boondoggle; I wish there were a corresponding awareness of the costs of other “green” energy sources. The problem is that most big environmental organizations have bought into the ideology of endless and inevitable economic metastasis, and are unwilling to risk a drop in fundraising if they tell the truth: that we simply must CUT WAY THE HELL BACK ON EVERYTHING. Some of my conservationist friends are pushing the nuclear alternative, too (just like James Lovelock — he of the the Gaia hypothesis). Aghh.

You’re now the second person to tell me about this situation with the inaccessible comment box, so clearly I have a problem. Are others seeing this? Are you all using Internet Explorer? I am having some other rendering issues with IE. I really don’t want to have to disable the Edit Comments plugin, but if people can’t access the comment form at all, that kind of defeats the purpose. On the other hand, if it’s strictly an IE issue, y’all can download Firefox (and should anyway), though I gather that IE8 will be virtually bug-free and standards-compliant for the first time, thanks to the the European Union’s hard-assed stance toward Microsoft.