A Catastrophe So Vast It Will Engulf Every Person in the World

The scientists are now solemnly warning us that we have only a few years to avoid an environmental catastrophe so vast it will engulf every person in the world. But people don't believe them. It is as if every...

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Is science the myth of western capitalism?

Is science the mythical narrative of western capitalism?  Well yes and no.  It is not, at least in the sense that science discovers facts about nature and they are true whether the reigning economic system  is capitalism or  primitive...

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electric food

from George Monbiot writing in the Guardian 31/x/18 It’s not about “them”, it’s about us. The horrific rate of biological annihilation reported this week – 60% of the Earth’s vertebrate wildlife gone since 1970 – is driven primarily by the...

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The hell on earth we are preparing for our children

Dear Reverend  Every Vicar,   Perhaps you have remarked the striking parallels between the dire warnings that the climate scientists are giving us and the descriptions of the last times that we read in the synoptic gospels.  I am writing to...

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An Unhappy Accident

An Unhappy Accident.   Richard Dawkins’  ‘The Selfish Gene’ was published in 1976 and Mrs Thatcher came to power in 1979.  Unfortunately, the way the book was often interpreted played into the hands of Mrs Thatcher’s doctrine that economic self-serving behaviour...

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Could we ever see Category 6?

Climatologists use five types to categorize hurricanes running from 1 to 5, 5 being the most severe. A 5 is defined as a hurricane that is anything above 157 mph.  Last year Hurricane Patricia reached 215 mph which is a...

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No matter how many others go naked

The trouble with capitalism is that it has no sense of original sin, a kind of basic moral obtuseness that underlies so much of what we do.  No, the invisible hand is not the hand of God as Adam...

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Whatever that means

Subsidiarity is the doctrine that decisions should be taken at the lowest level of authority possible, a teaching especially espoused by two institutions that practise it least, the EU and the Vatican.  But then in politics when did anything...

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