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Every so often, Israeli archaeologists make an announcement that others run with in attempts to prove the Bible a history book.
Few serious scientists and non-believing scholars today view the Bible as an infallible history textbook, but that fact will not stop the faithful from trying to fit each piece of pottery, every building block found in Israel, into the biblical picture.
As an avid listener here, I'm certainly cynical of any public policy action other than staying out of the way.
Boy, I found Laughlin to be rather pedantic and cocksure of his views based on some very flimsy core reasoning.
We are thus not determined in anyway to burn up all the remaining fossil fuels. Kennedy: I very much agree that we should be more concerned with speciation than other changes to the environment, which we cannot necessarily know fully.
I might add effects on water systems (although the real end results of this effect as far as humans are concerned is crop sustainability, etc. Further to your point, I increasingly agree with the argument that we don't know from a planning perspective what will result from upcoming scarcity, and civil unrest can come from any number of sources.
Robert Laughlin of Stanford University and the 1998 co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics talks with Econ Talk host Russ Roberts about energy use and the future of the earth's climate.Drawing on his forthcoming book on energy, Laughlin predicts that we will continue to use cars and planes and electricity long after coal and petroleum are exhausted and speculates as to how that might play out in the future.The conversation concludes with discussions of other concerns of Laughlin's--the outlawing via legislation and taboo of certain forms of knowledge, and the practice of reductionism rather than emergence in the physical sciences.In this way, we have been subjected to a raucous parade of “artifacts” in recent years, such as the so-called James Ossuary with a forged inscription; the “Jesus Family Tomb,” which was useless for biblical purposes; the fake ivory pomegranate supposedly from Solomon’s temple, and the bogus “Yoash/ Jehoash inscription,” which purportedly proved the temple’s existence once and for all.Even more recently, a scrap of what is claimed to be the oldest Hebrew writing was used to “prove” the Bible correct, even though it does nothing of the sort.