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The Problem With PZ’s Analogy

I’m finally catching up on Pharyngula, unpacking the bedroom be damned. I notice that he spanked Rep. John Shimkus for his “We can’t cut CO2 emissions – we’ll starve the plants!” and “God won’t let global warming destroy the earth!” idiocy. In doing so, he makes a comparison:

However, please note: human beings aren’t plants (well, most of us, anyway — John Shimkus does seem to share some similarities with root vegetables).

It would be a great analogy, except for one thing: root vegetables are useful.