TWW is The Warped Woodturner who is a local artist living in a suburb of Springbrook, WI (pop 87). His mission is to use a wood lathe to make interesting but mostly useless objects from locally-sequestered carbon for tourists to bring back to the city to give to people they had to buy something for but don't like that well. His target market is the senior citizens since their vision is not as good as it used to be so cannot see the defects as well.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Same stuff different decade

"Scientism and Progress.  Scientism is a religious belief in science—that science knows all, sees all, or is at least on its way to omniscience. Sometimes referred to as positivism, scientism comforts because of its promise of illuminating the darkness. Beyond doubt, it has eased many of the pains of life, although at what cost it is difficult to say; but this book is not a philosophic speculation on the unintended consequences of science. In this secular Western administrative age, Science and Progress have been woven together as a ceremonial mantle worn by elites, who, no longer able to justify themselves as earthly representatives of God, now must show themselves as enlightened, democratic representatives applying objective principles of science and scientific management to human problems. In actual practice, however, weakly supported, hypothetical conjectures are applied as absolutes. Of course, the trained scientist well knows the provisional nature of much scientific theory. Propagandists stretch beyond reason the qualified nuances of the scientists. The theory of global warming,whatever its true merits, increasingly appears to have been used as cartoon or pseudo science in this way. ......The current global warming scare exhibits many signs of “cooked” Science. The many television commercials employing it as a premise may be a giveaway. It’s too trendy. Elders may recall that forty years ago scientists were predicting a global winter as result of air pollution. Today it is global summer. Having little idea of where the truth lies in this matter, a healthy skepticism may be advisable regarding any science that advances administrative truth and careers as heavy-handedly as global warming scientism. Its direct implication is regulatory necessity: continued and more administration will save us, the universal modern message of propaganda."
Patrick, Brian Anse  (2011-10-07). The Ten Commandments of Propaganda Goatpower Publishing. Kindle Edition. 

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