Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Environmental Disasters that Didn't Happen



This is something I literally do not understand. Why do environmentalists seem unfazed by their mistaken, even grossly and absurdly mistaken, predictions of disaster? Why do individual authors seem unembarrassed by their own mistakes? Why does it not seem to bother them that none of these disasters ever happen? One possible explanation: Maybe these are actually not predictions as we know them in the philosophy of science (attempts to accurately describe future events) but propositions of another sort. But what sort, then?
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