[ExI] Climate models
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Wed Apr 2 14:25:24 UTC 2014
Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
> "Keith Henson" <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Why is there a fascination for disaster futures? This isn't new,
>> there must be reasons rooted in our evolutionary past.
> Because believing that it's hopeless, that there is nothing anyone
> absolves them of all responsibility and guilt.
I think there's more to it than that. Disasturbation has always been
popular, and seems even moreso these days. I suspect that there's an
element of delight in it. Especially if you think you're not going to
personally experience it. I can't help thinking of mediaeval
descriptions of the blessed souls in heaven getting their jollies by
looking down on the damned in their eternal torture.
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