The Burden of Skepticism – by Carl Sagan

2019-07-10T06:45:41+01:00July 10th, 2019|CULTURE|

Skepticism is dangerous. That's exactly its function, in my view. It is the business of skepticism to be dangerous. And that's why there is a great reluctance to teach it in the schools. That's why you don't find a general fluency in skepticism in the media.

Croesus and Cassandra – by Carl Sagan

2019-07-06T11:56:14+01:00July 6th, 2019|CULTURE, POLITICS|

A vital aspect of global warming is the interface between the predictions and the policy responses. We humans have a rich tradition on the confrontation of prophecy and politics. and some of the most instructive lessons trace back to classical Greece