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Re: [cdn-nucl-l] Ecoterrorism and other controversial news items Fw: TWTW Dec. 1, 2001
Yes, it is an interesting article. My reaction: The diversity of people's
opinion is a lot easier to fathom if you consider the notion that a chicken
is just an egg's way of propagating itself, or, in human terms, the person
is just the gene's way of propagating itself. We exist because we are
programmed to want to exist. Individuals who are not programmed this way
tend not to propagate. Duh! But we have evolved with a long association
with Mother Earth so it is not a big stretch to see why we have a natural
affinity to preserving it. Right and wrong, good and bad are social terms
(good things are good if they are good for society, etc). ANY thought or
philosophy that puts its ideas above the good of society are, inherently,
anti-social, ie, bad. So we humans are somewhat biased when it come to
detecting right from wrong. And very arrogant in that we assume that we
are correct (ie that we are the focus of the universe).
I am not so sure that a human-centric view is in our long term
interest. Doubt is about the only thing I am sure about. We are in the
midst of a grand experiment for us. There is huge uncertainty in the
outcome and, hence, even whether the experiment should be conducted or
not. Many people can't handle the uncertainty. Many people have a few
compile errors in their programming. What is surprising to me is the lack
of success of the terrorists (of all kinds) to do more damage than they
have, given the dependencies that we now have on technology of all kinds,
given the vulnerabilities that we now have. Perhaps there aren't as many
terrorists out there as we imagine.
Truth is, if they just stand back and wait, we might do the job for
them. I suspect that nature will win in the end, with or without us. In
the meantime, I plan to carry on and do my bit to keep the standard of
living up for us 'haves'. We are the best hope that the 'have-nots'
have. Puts the old slogan 'better living through electricity' in a whole
Too bad the anti's don't 'get it'. Wonder why?
At 05:07 PM 12/2/2001 -0500, Jerry Cuttler wrote:
>The article by Robert Locke is quite interesting.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <mailto:email@example.com>S. Fred Singer
>Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2001 2:48 PM
>Subject: TWTW Dec. 1, 2001
>NEW ON THE SEPP WEB:
>Robert Locke has written a thoughtful article about the other terrorism:
>eco-terrorism. It is infecting our society in subtle ways and is also one
>of the driving forces in the global warming debate. Read it and form your
>own conclusion. I would not be surprised if the anthrax terrorist turned
>out to be an eco-zealot. You can e-mail Locke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
>Others of his articles may be found on vdare.com and robertlocke.com.
Bill Garland http://engphys.mcmaster.ca/faculty/garland