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Posted by: Dr. Cruel on December 15, 1999 at 21:16:29:

In Reply to: Like I said, technofixes don't solve the problem. posted by Farinata on December 15, 1999 at 13:44:54:

Technology is the only means of solving problems. Technology is the application of scientific theories to practical problems. It is literally the practical application of knowledge. Indeed; what you claim is a solution to the problems of irresponsible productivity, i.e. lessening production and consumption, is itself a "technofix", and (I presume) claims to be based on scientific evidence, similarly derived.

In any case, you fail to address the point behind what Frenchy has said. What is clear from his point is that, although corporations are held morally and financially liable for mistakes that harm society and the environment, ecologists have a carte blanche in regards to similar errors. In effect, environmentalists can force any sort of legislation forward, without fear of the consequences of their policies on the society at large. Frankly, your callous and flippant answer to this issue leads me to believe that, far from being somewhat uninformed of the indirect consequences of what you advocate, you desire to blind yourself to the real, empirically demonstrated negative effects of ecologically-minded pseudoscience. This hardly sounds like the attitude of a confirmed scholar, or an expert on matters planetary.

How do you propose to sanction those whose errors negatively affect industrial production needlessly, and thus, harm the economic activity on which so many people are dependant on? I'm curious.

"Doc" Cruel

(With a hat tip to that fellow buffoon, Frenchy. Thanks for the info - an incident unlikely to have been brought forward by the more "respectable" crowd here...)

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