by Gordon Fulks, PhD
Wealthy corporate giants like Apple and Google now hawk not only their innovations in the virtual world, but an ever greater commitment to “green energy.’ Even Portland General Electric relentlessly hawks their green energy. What amazing virtue! What progress!
But is it? There are dark clouds on the horizon, as we turn away from objective science and engineering to a look-alike promoted by the politically connected but scientifically challenged.
One of the dark clouds is certainly climate hysteria, which once motivated societies to sacrifice virgins to appease the climate gods, and today seems intent on merely sacrificing industrialization. But that is not my concern here.
I wonder why we are abandoning “efficient energy” in favor of “virtual energy” and why we are abandoning “efficient fuels” in favor of “politically correct fuels.” I wonder why we are sacrificing our last open spaces to post-modern industrialization, why we are burning our food for fuel via ethanol, and why we are destroying the earth’s last remaining rainforests to grow “biodiesel.” [Read more…]