RESPONSES CAME IN fast and furious to June's editorial, "Faith-Based Reasoning," which observed that the Bush administration disdains scientists' conclusions about global warming and missile defense when they run counter to its ideology. Many critics of our column apparently share that disdain, dismissing even the climate change studies by the National Academy of Sciences as politically biased. On the other hand, most of those same readers maintain a blithe confidence that determined engineering can overcome any problem with missile defenses; humans would never have reached the moon if thinking like ours prevailed, they scold us. Perhaps. Yet we stand by our position that there should be far better proof that a proposed system could work before the U.S. abrogates treaties and spends hundreds of billions of dollars.
Thanks as always to our engaged readership for letters on this and other June articles.
This article was originally published with the title Letters.