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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The Astonishing Denialism of Climate Believers

I recently had yet another…interesting, shall we say, lesson in the value of talking to people with whom you disagree. Now, Tasmania is a funny place, where hippy-greenie enclaves live cheek-by-jowl with deeply conservative farming and logging communities. I have friends on both sides of this cultural divide. It just so happened that last week …

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