Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Conundrum

David Owen of The New Yorker explains in his 2012 book The Conundrum how scientific innovation, increased efficiency, and good intentions can make our energy and climate problems worse. I scanned through a handful of Amazon reviews of the book, … Continue reading

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Thorium

There has been a lot of noise in the alternative energy camp these last few years about a wonderful new source of energy that some claim will enable us to thrive in a post-carbon world. A couple of pegs down … Continue reading

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The Good Life

“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” – Bertrand Russell I’ve known of Russell’s work for a few years, now, and though he is indisputably sesquipedalian in his approach, as is to be expected of … Continue reading

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