Friday, August 28, 2009

Global Controlling

The current Global Warming Debate is not about temperature or CO2 levels. It is also not part of a scientific dispute inside climatology. It is an ideological clash between those who want to change us (rather than the climate) and those who believe in freedom, markets, human ingenuity, and technical progress. It is a dispute about us, about people, about human society, about our values, about our habits, about our way of life. Temperature fluctuations are only an instrument, not a real object of interest for those who play that game

Here, read the rest. It's more important than last night's ball scores.

Didn't know I was a scold, did you?

Various Laws, etc...

If you don't know these, you should.

Clarke's Second Law
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible

Baker's Law
Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.

Axiom of the Pipe (Trischmann's Paradox)
A pipe gives a wise man time to think and a fool something to stick in his mouth.

And my favorite:

Clarke's Third Law
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Link to the rest.

And this one from Robert Heinlein. As we look at our Brave New World of ObamieCare we need to consider......................

There aint no such thing as a free lunch.