Humans Really Are That Important

We Think, Therefore We Matter. “If the universe were to crush him, man would still be nobler than what kills him” - Blaise Pascal. I have previously examined the contradiction at the heart of environmentalism: the denial that humans are in any way unique. The idea that humans aren’t that special is a fashionable one. …

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The Contradiction of Environmentalism

Are humans the crown of creation, or just another animal? It seems to me that there is an unresolved contradiction at the heart of environmentalism: are humans special, or not? That may seem like a pretty basic question, but from it there flows a raft of challenges to environmentalist thinking. If humans aren’t special, then …

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Cassini: How Environmentalists Tried to Stop Progress

One of the most famous images from Cassini. Had the environmental lobby got their way, we'd never have seen it. In his memoirs, Failure is not an option, NASA’s Gene Kranz recalls being sent back to college in the summer of ‘68. While he was busy studying in the library, students regularly noisily protested on …

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