Searching for truths from the past? Well, plan on digging deep.
Pleistocene Homo antecessor 800 000 year old footprints found and now washed away on English storm dug Happisburg beach pushing out Neanderthals as the earliest Europeans. Science journal admits its evidence gold standard: p-value statistics is wrong. Oh dear. The beauty of science; “the more you find out, the more you realise what you did not know.”
Movie stars, weather forecasters & politicians thinking they are each other are going native with death-spiral™ climate paleofantasies. Then calling for the purging of rationally opposing skeptics & scientists. Oh dear, back to the paleo-Soviet 1950s? EUs most enviro-scared & “in a bubble” Sweden invests heavily in olden solar & wind power as Uber-Green neighbours cut back furiously. Is Paleoenergy a fear driven tax money supported fantasy?
UK floods blamed on Global Warming by politicos, Greens & Media until … a 2005 UK Environment Agency policy directive is found saying – “Let it flood“. Apologies? Not. UK Met Office in Nov predicted a drier than normal winter. 13 of 14 wrong. What a mess.
As the famous world factist Julian Simon noted – people were inclined to believe the very worst about anything and everything; they were immune to contrary evidence just as if they’d been medically vaccinated against the force of fact. I blame our paleofantasizing Homo antecessor brains for driving today’s prelapsarian pseudoscience.
Sweden’s Feb 2014 Celsius Prize winning Planck satellite cosmologist George Efstathiou digs deep into the data producing a map of all the matter in our observable Universe (WOW!) …but questions the Universe expansion rate. New physics coming?Sweden’s Feb 2014 Linnean Prize winning evolutionary biologist Marlene Zuk inveighs against “paleo-nostalgia” —the notion that we were all better off before agriculture, or civilization, or the Industrial Revolution. There has been no point in our past when we were perfectly adapted to our environment. No perfect past diet, energy, lifestyle, climate, ecosystem ever existed. We have already evolved away (new lactose persistent genes) from our past and are molding ourselves to our world as it changes again.
Our Pleistobrains are now being adapted to our 21stC globalising world through mind tools such as critical thinking. Just like the 3Rs (reading, writing & arithmetic) the 4th R (reasoning) is spreading up through the generations now leaving us less gullible, deceived & deluded by today’s primal scares. Let’s dig in to that! 🙂
- Australo-Scando sapien Ascending
- Pleasant Travelling
- Free Space
- Anglosphere Ascending
- Exiting Exuberance
- Running Rampant
- Seeing Sensibly
- Sunny Side Up
- Reasoning Rising
- Best Year Ever Again, Continuing Trend
- The Sense of Scientific Style
- Prudently Preventing Prevention
- The Great Enrichment
- Herding Humans
- What Mad Pursuit
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