“But Some Scare”

Someone, somewhere sometimes says something worrying. If what we’re doing is unprecedented and has extremely long-term consequences, there’s little to be gained in trying to wonder what ifs in the end we lived in the best possible world. The relevant question should contain what ifs we don’t.

Examples

Objections and Replies

Ozone.
Reply. We might have dodged a bullet.

Acid Rain.

Remarkable. No idea why 1.3C per century is remarkable
☞ I can think of at least two reasons why. You don’t think in term of speed. You think there is a conspiracy to remove your individual rights.

Unprecedented.

Notes

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