Never underestimate the willingness of powerful people to ignore the evidence they find inconvenient.

The great ''they'' often talk about ''them'' in conspiracy theories that would rival any good Hollywood movie script.  Yet one including me does have to stop and wonder who is pulling who's strings when in the face of such unequivacal scientific and practical evidence plus overwhelming public support - some of our elected leaders will just keep on peddling such nonsense in the support of outdated practices and policy.  Far more elequent than I here is George Monbiots comments on recent westminster debate.

''Never underestimate the willingness of powerful people to ignore the evidence they find inconvenient. Never underestimate their willingness to appease industrial lobbyists by repeating the nonsense they generate. Never underestimate their readiness to sacrifice the common interests of humankind for the sake of a belief they refuse to abandon.''

The whole story here - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/16/can-mps-resist-flat-earth-love-in