What I am Reading

Presently reading Historical Fallacies, Toward a Logic of Historical Thought by David Hackett Fischer and Technocracy Rising, The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation, by Patrick Wood, among others.

And it occurred to me that if you believe in the creation of biological species, then you must also deal with its opposite, the extinction of biological species. So maybe Darwinism is simply another way of expressing creationism except that of being instantaneous, or actually over 7 days, it’s stretched over a longer period of time.

Reason I mention this is from reading Wood’s Technocracy book published this year, and M. King Hubbert’s belief that if man consumes all the available energy and destroys the ecology in the process, that man will cease to exist.

This scenario would be a problem if one were a creationist, I suspect.

More on this later…

About Louis Hissink

Retired diamond exploration geologist. I spent my professional life looking for mineral deposits, found some, and also located a number of kimberlites in NSW and Western Australia. Exploration geology is the closest one can get to practicing the scientific method, mineral exploration always being concerned with finding anomalous geophysical or geochemical data, framing a model and explanation for the anomaly and then testing it with drilling or excavation. All scientific theories are ultimately false since they invariably involved explaining something with incomplete extant knowledge. Since no one is omniscient or knows everything, so too scientific theories which are solely limited to existing knowledge. Because the future always yields new data, scientific theories must change to be compatible with the new data. Thus a true scientist is never in love with any particular theory, always knowing that when the facts change, so too must he/she change their minds.
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