The demonization of CO2
To the editor: Regarding the March 10 article “CO2 Not Primary Cause of Warming”: Bravo, Scott Pruitt, our new EPA head. At last we have a federal official who dares to tell the truth. The Associated Press showed its bias by only considering scientists who claim CO2 is the primary cause of warming.
The AP could have considered a few of the numerous whistle-blowers by searching YouTube for “Climate Hoax.” By watching the insightful lectures and interviews given by Drs. Ball, Goldberg, Christie, Curry, Spencer, Tol, Dyson, Shaviv, Carter, Giaever, Happer, Moore (Patrick not Michael), Salby and Michaels, the AP would have discovered that the demonization of CO2 is a sham, assuming the videos have not been purged.
The AP’s dogmatic perpetuation of CO2 falsehoods only perpetuates the claim that the media is an enemy of the people.
The Quantum State of Consent
Posted: 10 Feb 2018 04:34 PM PST
56% of younger millennials identify as Christian. 2% as Jewish or Muslim. 1% as Buddhist. And 36% as nothing. That's double the number that made up the "nones" among baby boomers. Being a "none" often means having no sense of purpose, except to seek personal happiness and make the world a better place by recycling, opposing Trump and calling out racism. It also means a moral code based on academic analysis of power relationships between races, genders and sexual orientations.
"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom," Benjamin Franklin cautioned more simply.
These aren't abstractions. Nor are they measured on some vast scale of civilizations. They define how we live our ordinary lives. They are why this debate is taking place.
Free people consent. But freedom comes from virtue. Freedom without virtue is anarchy. And anarchy ends in brutality and tyranny. That outcome isn't only expressed in riots in the streets. It emerges in smaller and more intimate matters, like the debate over consent.
Freedom of consent is failing. The left wants to replace it with brutality and tyranny. The brutality of online smear campaigns and the tyranny of campus kangaroo courts. But a secular right has no replacement for it either except the more libertarian brutality and tyranny of the individual.
What we forgot is that we don't truly have freedom of consent, until we have purpose.