- Jun 6, 2012
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- In the woods of New Hampshire
Do you have the foggiest inkling how much we have learned since the 1970s?
See the Keynes quote above. Do you also continue to think that the sun goes around the Earth, as leading scientists believed a few hundred years ago? Do you believe that diseases are caused by noxious vapors, as everyone believed in the late 19th century? Evolution? Plate tectonics? Quantum mechanics?
More time has elapsed between 1970 and now, than elapsed between the formulation of quantum mechanics and 1970.
And in 45 years or so will we be making excuses for the scientists who in 2020 told us the oceans would rise up and swallow us?
Wrong Again: 50 Years of Failed Eco-pocalyptic Predictions - Competitive Enterprise Institute