: Mark & Juanita wrote:
: > Swingman wrote:
: >> Larry Jaques wrote:
: >>> I've been on the environmental bandwagon for nearly 40 years, but
: >>> longer call myself an environmentalist because of what the
: >>> hath wrought. I think ecoterrorists may outnumber the greenies
: >>> <sigh>
: >> As a home builder with a recent, alternative construction, "green"
: >> project under my belt, I can guarantee you that more waste hit the
: >> fills due to its "green" nature then in any two of my usual
: >> construction projects.
: >> .... still marveling at the sheer, unconscious ignorance of many of
: >> misguided folks who have embraced this "movement" ... all warm,
: >> self congratulatory, and without a clue!
: > Read something today that makes a lot of sense regarding this.
: > two camps of people, materialists -- those people who say that there
: > material universe which behaves in a consistent way, and if you
study it you
: > can learn the way it works, and teleologists -- those who say that
: > universe is an ideal place. From what I read:
: > "More or less, it exists so that we humans can live in it. And
: > thought is a fundamental force in the universe. Teleology says that
: > mental model is esthetically pleasing then it must be true.
: > implies that if you truly believe in something, it’ll happen."
: > The people you describe above Swingman are of the latter
: > don't care if what they want to try hasn't worked before -- it just
: > done correctly, they are going to do it correctly. If the idea of a
: > economy feels good, by golly, it will be good. Ignore those
: > details like more waste or less available resourced -- by golly it
: > good!
: So the doomsayers on the right believe that doing nothing besides
: reciting mantras such as "there ain't no such thing as global
: that the problem will go away. And further that there never was a
: problem and that scientists lie for any reason. Wow. Thank you for
: clearing that up.
I thought these scientists (and Big Al, of course) stand to make
brazillions and brazillions of dollars. Why else would you want to
dream up and perpetuate such a huge hoax?
Dave in Houston