Sunday, February 21, 2010

Farmers are smart

The ABC has just published a story that a poll of Victorian farmers show that more than half of them don't think humans are responsible for climate change.
Contrary to the common belief of inner city intellectuals, many people from rural areas are better informed on alot of issues than their urban counterparts. Partly I think this is due to the fact that when you live in a remote or rural area you are aware of your isolation, and seek to compensate by self education, whereas city folk have a tendency to just assume that a postcode makes them well informed by default.
Naturally, the spin put on this result was that this shows that farmers are "confused" (read: stupid). Ha! I think it shows just the opposite.

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