Our vast world awaits. Leda 1852 a 330 million light year distant mid-void galaxy shines symmetrically like an untouched mid blue Pacific Ocean island jewel. Curiosity rover on rust red Mars reaches towering black Bagnold Dune #1. As Saturn’s Cassini probe deep dives through moon Enceladus’ organic bearing geyser plumes. What a wonder world!
What’s up, down on Earth? Well, war deaths are down, as are hurricanes & global temps. Oil prices are also diving down as a (permanent?) Oil Glut floods markets as the Fracking Revolution takes hold, so the Greens are down too However Nuclear Energy is taking off in China, with Western nuclear supporting voices rising. Perhaps prudently preventing prevention is a positive sign. Even space mining is being legalized. That’s definitely up!
What else do we try to prevent but now seems useless or worse? Ban Lego for boys: Gender Equality ideology goes batsh*t crazy? Or just its natural next step? Bike helmet laws: feel-good & misguided & don’t reduce head injuries – bicycle lanes better. Robert Aronowitz in Risky Medicine exposes our excessive fear of medical uncertainty, such as with excessive HPV vaccines, men’s PSA scans & women’s mammograms: conflating risks with the disease eg. lowing life quality by excising cancers that might kill us in 400 years.
Anything else getting better? Well, world optimism is gaining ground. Matt Ridley & Steven Pinker just won the Munk Debates arguing that humankind’s best days lie ahead. And 5 data scientists become world famous for showing that facts can win over fear.
Possibly Preventing Pessimism Brady
- 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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