Powerline, revealing what a joke it really is, comments on the Schiavo videotapes:
Predictably, mainstream news outlets are trying to defuse the video's impact. Like this Reuters report: "Schiavo Videotape Misleading, Experts Say":
Studies of people whose cerebral cortices are damaged in the way Schiavo's is show that their eyes will respond to stimuli such as movement or a human face, but there is no way for them to be conscious of what they are seeing.
Have you ever noticed how much faith liberals have in "studies"? And I believe it is undisputed that Terri Schiavo has never been given the tests normally used to diagnose a persistent vegetative state, apparently because her husband refuses to allow them.
There may have been a time in my life when I had more faith in experts and studies than in my own eyes. But that was a long time ago.
Usually when you accuse republicans of hating science they'll equivocate. They'll say that they don't hate science, but they want to make sure the science is right, and blah blah blah, like Bush did with global warming. Rarely do you actually get one to admit that they really don't believe it.
But in all seriousness, I would love to know -- if Hindrocket doesn't have faith in "studies" what does he have faith in? I mean apart from his own eyes? When he gets a physical illness does he go and see a doctor, or does he diagnose himself with his apparently error-free glance? When he sees the sun setting, is he convinced that he's in a geocentric universe? I wonder if he's one of those people that believes that people on a Soap Opera are real? When he looks at a photoshopped picture of John Kerry and Jane Fonda standing together, does he believe his eyes? Because that would sure explain something.