AN ENDNOTE BASED ON AN JASPER’S “OFF TOPIC” EMAIL
Off topic from the Jasper Jotter, but something I thought that your injineerin’ mind might enjoy!
Hope all’s well and that MC’s enjoying the start of Springtime!
McFadden, Michael J. [MC1973]
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[JR: Au contrair, mon ami! This is perfect fodder for an ENDNOTE!]
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Green thinking – more harm than good?
When the climate took a turn for the worse during the so-called Younger Dryas period some 12,000 years ago, our ancestors didn’t don a hair shirt and hope for the best. They innovated. A sharp return to ice age like conditions helped precipitate the development of agriculture in the Levant, a hugely successful innovation that soon diffused to other settled regions. So if contemporary climate change is to be taken as seriously as many Greens urge, our response should also be innovation driven. Why then does much of our current Green thinking focus on environmentally and socially regressive ideas?
While the development of agriculture during the Neolithic revolution was to change the world for the better, the real awakening from millennia of Malthusian stagnation was the industrial revolution. Whether through the far-reaching ideas of the Scottish enlightenment or the innovations of James Watt, it was realised that the future could be radically different from the past.
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I loved the post for it’s logical building.
As much as I agree with Ron Paul, we really urgently need to have honest money. It confuses all the calculations. Imagine surveying with a variable length?
As mush as disagree with Newt, he’s right we should be getting off this rock we call Earth.
As much as I disagree with BHO44, he’s right in that “we” are the problem. Just not in the way he says we are. We don’t allow people maximum freedom “to be all that you can be”.
It’s a great thought provoking piece. I had to read it several times, but I’m sure that my fellow alums can skim it once and grok it.
Thanks, Michael, for the ENDNOTE!
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