Skip to comments.“Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change” Lovelock
Posted on 03/31/2010 5:16:41 AM PDT by mattstat
James Lovelock knows of what he speaks: personal experience allows him to say that a lot of humans arent that bright.
But Lovelock forgets that while there are manyhalf!who are below average on the IQ scale, it takes an academic to say something really stupid.
Take the Gaia hypothesisnow elevated to theoryLovelocks creation. Life forms a complex web of interactions, Lovelock says. Has anyone in all of history ever disagreed with that? It is trivially true, and noticing it is not the least worthy of praise. Yet several grant-awarding agencies still gave Lovelock a hearty pat on the back after he gave that banal observation a cute name.
James Lovelock and his pal Gaia
And a healthy dose of pre-civilized mysticism, without which Gaia theory would never have caught on. The Earth itself is alive; it is one self-regulating organism, says our sage. In which, Gaiaists (Gaiaers? Gaiaphytes?) say, humans are a cancer that ma Earth would like to rid itself of. Etc., etc.
Since it is Lovelocks comment about human ignorance that is our subject today, it is well to point out that Lovelock himself lacks the mental capacity to see the inconsistencies in his theory, despite being given plenty of time to notice them, and being given the able assistance of many critics.
Take the statement...
(Excerpt) Read more at wmbriggs.com ...
Yes, we need a Global Elite to run the world, because we mere humans are just too stupid.
Let the Algore be King of the World.
Or, to believe in human caused change.
Sorry James... it’s not that we’re too STUPID; Rather, we’re too insignificant.
We’re so stupid we can’t even control THE SUN!!
What dummies we are!
This article reminds me of my little nieces. They are currently receiving the finest education that California taxpeyers can provide. They came to our house repaeating all of the green crap they learned in school, which sounds a lot like the kind of green crap that Briggs believes in. As the article states, Mr. Briggs it is not that people are too stupid to prevent “climate change”, some of us are just observant enough to realize that there are some things that mankind does not currently have the ability to control.
If you cannot confidently predict what the future holds, what is your point ?
The “kind of green crap that Briggs believes in.”?
I think you need to read the article (and associated articles) a little more closely.
I am sorry I meant James Lovelock believes in. My appologies to Mr. Briggs.
I appreciated Mr. Brigg’s article very much.
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