The article, which is well written as well as entertaining, deals with the concept of obscurantism, that is, the “darkening or purposeful withholding of knowledge, or communicating in a purposefully complicated manner”.
The link between obscurantism and politics isn’t all that much of a stretch.
Some of you have seen this commentary on oil sands cartoon before.. The drawing was recently published in the The Potent.ca, which is a new entertainment website with an environmental twist.
This cartoon originally accompanied an earlier post on the Higgs Boson particle and the Large Hadron Collider – The mostly harmless Higgs Boson (or so long, and thanks for all the fonts).
I wanted to update the cartoon, so here it is. 🙂