“1st Officer Spock: Consider the alternatives, Mr. Scott./ Lt.-Cmd. Scott: We have no fuel! What alternatives?/ Mr. Spock: Mr. Scott, there are always alternatives.”
Star Trek “The Galileo Seven (1967)” quoted on imdb.com
“We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.”
Albert Einstein, quoted in Jon Winokur Zen to Go
In my latest Epoch Times column I write that China’s real environmental record shows how inefficient as well as dangerous dictatorships are. Far from being able to “turn on a dime” to green their economy or do any other praiseworthy thing, they suppress information, ignore costs, and lumber about doing wasteful harm.
In my latest Loonie Politics column I urge Canadians to find their outrage at news that we’re going to keep our vintage CF-18s flying until 2032 instead of getting up-to-date aerial combat capability.
“as any engineer or architect will confirm, there is no such thing as a perfect design. Every solution represents an unhappy compromise among conflicting objectives.”
Michael Rothschild, Bionomics: The Inevitability of Capitalism
In BOE Report I talk about a website that makes it easy to check Canadian government data for an increase in heat waves in Canadian cities over time… and not find one. If it’s all about the evidence, surely the lack of support for this particular claim should lead people to stop making it.