Category Archives: Scepticism and denial

Limited liability as a socialist phenomenon

Although limited liability is at the heart of capitalism, it is a socialist phenomenon.  And, ironically, this socialist mechanism is at the root of many of the ills of capitalism.  So weirdly, the socialists only have themselves to blame for … Continue reading

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Green Philosophy

The philosopher, Roger Scruton, has recently had published a book called “Green Philosophy” (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Green-Philosophy-Think-Seriously-Planet/dp/1848870760).  It sets out a right-wing or conservative philosophy for addressing environmental problems.  His view is that large-scale, international schemes, infused with socialist values, are doomed to … Continue reading

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Denial and cerebral operating conditions

This photo, from the BBC website, is of a wind turbine which caught fire in a storm.  It shows what can happen when a system starts to operate in conditions which are outside the parameters for which it was designed. … Continue reading

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How we imagine

Imagine having a chilled beer on a hot afternoon. Imagine falling off a cliff. Which was more real? For me the beer was. When you imagine something it feels like you draw on your cumulated experience of that thing. If … Continue reading

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Cause and effect – the inconvenient “oops”

Climate deniers often believe that belief in climate change arises from an ideology similar to communism or socialism. On the lines of: Lefties will make up anything to grab control. They might be confusing cause and effect. Perhaps the only … Continue reading

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