For those of us who harbour “absolute certainty” about anything – in particular about issues with little or conflicting evidence.
“Most of the greatest evils that man has inflicted upon man have come through people feeling quite certain about something which, in fact, is false.” Bertrand Russell
Watts Up With That?
Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball
In his fascinating 1950 book “Unpopular Essays,” mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote that
“Most of the greatest evils that man has inflicted upon man have come through people feeling quite certain about something which, in fact, is false.”
He explained how the nature of people made such inflictions possible.
The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man, but is nevertheless an intellectual vice. So long as men are not trained to withhold judgment in the absence of evidence, they will be led astray by cocksure prophets, and it is likely that their leaders will be either ignorant fanatics or dishonest charlatans. To endure uncertainty is difficult, but so are most of the other virtues.
Over the last fifty years the evil inflicted involved exploitation of a new and necessary idea – environmentalism and its subset global warming.
The “cock-sure prophets” are…
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Hierdie goed is gevaarliker as kernkrag!
STOP THESE THINGS
Not the first time ….
60-Tonne Wind Turbine Rotor Crashes To Earth
1 March 2016
The online SVZ here reported yesterday on a wind-turbine construction accident occurring in Southern Germany.
Workers of the Hamburg-based Nordex company were operating a large hoisting crane by remote control as it lifted the 60-tonne wind turbine rotor assembly for mounting onto the 200-meter tall tower.
At 60 meters height the entire assembly came crashing down onto the earth below.
According to an eyewitness, a gust of wind may have caused the rotor to strike the tower before falling.
The SVZ reports that the impact likely caused irreparable damage to the structure’s foundation, and so the entire turbine unit will have to be rebuilt complete from scratch.
Damage is estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands of euros. No one was injured.
The accident is now under investigation and a…
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Wil jy deel wees van hierdie “kultuur”? Dink jy dit moet behoue bly?
Lees meer hier.
Nie vir my nie, dankie.
Vuurklip bak nou al jarre en jarre sy eie brood – maar nog altyd met winkelgis.
Hier is die eerste geslaagde poging sonder winkelgis of enige ander byvoegsels.
Net meel, water, sout en geduld.
Die eerste paar pogings was volgens verskeie internet resepte maar het liederlik gefaal en moes asblik toe. Vuurklip het toe sy eie kop gevolg en voilà!
… and you will see how important I am – Sylvia Plath
Ms Tina Joemat Petterson, Minister of Energy Affairs.
Mr Donald Trump, Minister of Energetic Hairs.
Kiss and make up.
No! F**k you!
Sommer dwarsdeur die koppie!
… val nie vêr van die boom af nie!
Flippie en Kareltjie (Dombey & Son?)
Waffer “No Confidence Debate”? Hehe. Hahahaaa!!
(It’s a laughing matter)