Letters to the Editors; May 2002; Scientific American Magazine; by Staff Editor; 3 Page(s)
Several controversial January articles drew abundant mail, but "Misleading Math about the Earth," criticizing Bj¿rn Lomborg's book The Skeptical Environmentalist, led the pack in volume and venom. Many dismayed readers wrote to express their angry (though misplaced) concern that Lomborg would not be allowed to reply to his critics. As planned, however, Lomborg's reply can be found on page 14 and at www.sciam.com, along with responses to his rebuttal arguments.
Some of the mail relating to "Misleading Math" is included in this section; more is on our Web site. Below, readers also comment on other, less inflammatory subjects from the January issue, such as human cloning and nuclear energy.