I laughed at a book I saw in the stacks the other day. Beneath the tattered cellophane bookcover, the title screamed "ACID RAIN!" in that prototypical 1980's new wave font. Poor acid rain, I thought. No one cares about you anymore. Weren't all of our cars supposed to be disintegrated into toxic piles of damp, rusty sludge by now? (Since, you know, we all seemed to have survived the population bomb.)
So between the global warming that has somehow turned into zOMG! Snowmageddon!, the autism/vaccine hoax, and now the uproar over third-hand smoke, I've started to become skeptical about all of this science business.
The earth is still round, right? Water is still wet?