Category Archives: pragmatism

Lighter later, darker later

I wrote a longer version of this originally, but managed to bore myself. I don’t think Lighter Later will ever be as successful as the (slightly contradictory) predictions imply. It will also be overall bad news for my own personal … Continue reading

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Question: where am I?

My country has no flag. Its has no national anthem, although some of its citizens are partial to folk music and Morris dancing. No seething, populous crowds cheer my country on, with loud or incoherent cries in the street. Its … Continue reading

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Here comes everybody, voting how they want

The dust has yet to settle; yet any election blogpost is already out of date. Other more savvy political commentators than me (and probably ones with more time on their hands) like Obsolete and Anton Vowl have already digested much … Continue reading

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Where there's life, there's life after Hopenhagen

Christmastime and Christmastide wait for no man, and there’s been plenty to prevent me from following up on my doom-laden thoughts about COP15 and what might happen if it failed: which it did. Before 2009 draws entirely to a close … Continue reading

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Scientists are mostly skeptics; denialists merely wrong

I admire skepticism. Being cool-headed about empirical situations helps you make informed conclusions, and hence decisions, even as you might labour under the pressure of those situations. Science constitutes formalized skepticism: strictly so in its theoretical, dehumanized sense; more approximately … Continue reading

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Drop change, not bombs: no, wait

Guantanemo Bay is scheduled for closure and aid is being distributed where it does most good rather than by the extent to which it conforms to an ideology. But let’s not forget that, although Obama is now president of the … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson must hate your children…

… otherwise I can’t understand why he would want their finances, their homes and their very way of live ruined by runaway climate change in the near future. I’ve met a few people who, despite being reasonably aware of (and … Continue reading

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