[LINK] Rational Debate [Was: The End Is Nigh]

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Thu Nov 17 10:06:33 AEDT 2011

This has developed into an interesting demonstration of the limitations 
of online debate. I guess that brings it back on topic for Link.

On 15/11/2011 9:40 AM, Kim Holburn wrote:
 > I'm not sure why you think all the water on the earth's surface is 
going to vanish.
Did I say that? A calm and rational review of the thread will clarify 
for you.

>> Better minds than yours or mine are not so certain.
> Citation?
A calm and rational review of the thread will provide that.

When I was younger, I saw the universe in binaries; that which is and 
that which is not. The younger me suffered a great deal of stress; 
either the universe is not such a certain place or we're not equipped to 
know what is and what is not. In time, I came to realise that all things 
are possible; what varies is probability.

It seems that many people still see the universe as I once did. 
Confronted by uncertainties, like the risks of global warming, they try 
to force them into their perceptual framework. Of course, risk and 
probability don't fit a binary.

David Boxall                    |  The more that wise people learn
                                |  The more they come to appreciate
http://david.boxall.id.au       |  How much they don't know.

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