Monday, June 08, 2009

Noted Without (Much) Comment

I don't know how I missed this, from April 16. Our Energy Secretary, Stephen Chu, a Nobel Prize winner in physics and therefore presumably one of the smartest people in the world:

You read stories in Europe where there are in small apartments zero-net energy consumption apartments. There is--you know, body heat keeps a lot of the apartment warm. You can't do this in a big apartment with a few people.

The story of civilization, of course, is the story of escaping situations where we have to depend on one another's body heat to stay warm. Read the whole thing yourself to see if I have taken him out of context.

The things that pass for knowledge I can't understand.



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