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Making Sense 1

In making sense of things – of anything, really – there are at least three factors involved: logical coherence, empirical adequacy, and narrative intelligibility. The last item there, “narrative intelligibility,” is the tricky one, and the one that many people tend to forget about. 1,307 more words

Critical Thinking

Thinking about Thinking 3: Statistical modes

Statistical thinking is one of the most important formal methods of engaging reality available to human beings. Sadly, it is also one of the more difficult, because human beings, in general, have absolutely no intuitive sense regarding probabilistic claims or statistical analyses. 1,026 more words

Philosophy Of Logic

Our first impressions of owning an electric car

Buying an electric car was something of an act of faith for us. There is still very little experience of them and even the dealer said it was only the second they had sold. 1,163 more words

Climate Change Denial

Why Natural Gas Is Not The Answer, and Other Climate Follies

WHAT DOESN’T WORK

Fossil Fuel Follies

Natural Gas Is a Bridge to Climate Hell writes Naomi Orestes at TomDispatch, for several reasons:

1. it leaks from wells – whether in use or abandoned (wells can rarely be sealed completely) — and during transport, and is inefficiently burned via flaring onsite at gas fields. 351 more words

The 7 Dumbest Claims Against Climate Change And Why They’re Wrong

via The 7 Dumbest Claims Against Climate Change.

BY RED STEWART •   JULY 29, 2014

In 1988, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the nation’s first cap and trade legislation to fight the growing threat of climate change.

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Politics, World Affairs & Current Events

Earth is where we make our stand

Through the wonders of TiVo, I have been getting caught up on Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s phenomenal reboot of Carl Sagan’s original… 871 more words

Climate Change