“AS a generalization, most hunters love animals, most foresters love trees, most fishermen love fish, most miners love rocks and most farmers love the soil. “Strong proponents of the intrinsic values of wildlife today tend to be intolerant of … [Read more...] about Best Book: Belly of the Beast
ALMOST by definition you can’t win an argument against a Devil’s advocate. But the Devil's advocate can play a valuable role in any serious discussion. If you come to this blog, expect to be challenged. I don’t post for fun, or for followers, I … [Read more...] about Why Encourage the Devil’s Advocate: Groupthink by Irving L. Janis
WE know that General Circulation Models underpin the theory of anthropomorphic global warming, rely on supercomputers, are expense to run and mostly output nonsense . Earlier this year I sat in a seminar as a UK climate scientist acknowledged … [Read more...] about Same Information: Different Opinion. Part 2, The Tragic versus Utopian Vision of Climate Science
I've been reading 'The Lucky Culture and The Rise of an Australian Ruling Class' by Nick Cater. Mr Cater has been a journalist with News Ltd and interestingly has a degree in sociology from Exeter University in the UK. The book is very much a … [Read more...] about Open Thread
“The thing about freedom is that its heights are limitless, and its lows are bottomless. Libertarians, I presume, look at that void and never consider that they will do anything but rise. And communalists, as the Research Institute dubbed the other … [Read more...] about Why Aren’t There More Female Libertarians?
In his review of the book 'The Undiscovered Self' by the psychiatrist and philosopher Carl Jung, Maxwell Cynn suggests that: "Dr. Jung noted that whenever individuals are pressed into a group an averaging effect occurs and part of the individual … [Read more...] about Against Collective Integration: Carl Jung