[LINK] Obama election technology. (It's too quiet.)
tomk at unwired.com.au
Tue Nov 20 14:23:09 AEDT 2012
On 20/11/2012 11:54 a.m., grove at zeta.org.au wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Nov 2012, tomk wrote:
>> On 20/11/2012 9:20 a.m., Jim Birch wrote:
>>> "The opinions that are held with passion are always those for which
>>> no good
>>> ground exists; indeed the passion is the measure of the holder's
>>> lack of
>>> rational conviction."
>>> -- Bertrand Russell
>> Look at that, we changed the topic to Global Warming and I didn't even
>> say anything....
> ...and bertrand would have something pertinent to say about that,
> "...ask yourself only, what are the facts and what is the truth the
> facts bear out....."
and in that one line we have the answer - he omits any mention of the
anecdotal or the modeling of, insisting that we should rely on just
"provable" facts. Yet Bertrand suggests that we should tolerate those
with a different view.
Even if they are wrong because they are desperate for research funds on
the only topic the Government will pay for and they have to feed their
So I declare, today is kiss a climatologist day. Bertrand said so.
Shame - I liked Naomi Klein, but she has tasted the coolaid. I wonder
how much coolaid is needed to turn the head of any sensible person that
understands that empirical is merely a growing pile of the anecdotal and
anecdotal can be purchased with lots of coolaid - I am sad for the
nation where continuing Governmental fiscal irresponsibility towards
it's peoples future generations education (not overseas students) have
forced pro-vice-chancellors to steer academic institutions towards an
invisible corporatism that can only end at the entrance to a dark world
full of black booted, leather jacketed, cattle prod swinging, bullies.
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