BUT that's ok with the tree hugging nut balls because, after all, man is a blight on the earth!
it's a special kind of arrogance that belongs to the leftists.
Ah, I see. So, what do you call your special kind of arrogance? I notice that no one has responded to any of your posts in this thread with name-calling. I am so tired of this kind of talk from people at both ends of the spectrum - why can't people have a respectful discussion without resorting to this kind of stuff? (Rhetorical question at this point in our history, I guess - sadly).
Regarding the article you posted and your scorn for Wikipedia, please see the following from Sourcewatch.org:
The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) describes itself as "a consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health." At one time the web site stated, "ACSH is an independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. The nucleus of ACSH is a board of 350 physicians, scientists and policy advisors - experts in a wide variety of fields - who review the Council's reports and participate in ACSH seminars, press conferences, media communications and other educational activities." Currently that statement is changed to read, "ACSH is a national, non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) consumer health education and advocacy organization based in New York City." Note that the word "independent" no longer appears in the description.
To its credit, it has taken a strong public position against the dangers of tobacco, one of the leading preventable causes of death in today's society. However, it takes a generally apologetic stance regarding virtually every other health and environmental hazard produced by modern industry, accepting corporate funding from Coca-Cola, Kellogg, General Mills, Pepsico, and the American Beverage Association, among others.