Today’s—part one? see below—post is at the Stream: “Academic Calls for a Return to Eugenics (to Battle Global Warming)“.
The Big Push on global warming has begun. At the recent opening of the UN General Assembly many world leaders, including Pope Francis, signaled their commitment to that body’s “Agenda for Sustainable Development” and stressed the necessity to reach planetary-wide agreement at December’s Paris Sustainable Innovation Form (also known as COP21).
Academics who depend on government funding have heard these calls and responded with gusto. For instance, Vatican advisor and quantum physicist Hans Joachim Schellnhuber is pushing for a One-World Government led by, well, folks like quantum physicists. A group of prestigious climatologists pleaded with President Obama to prosecute global warming skeptics under the RICO Act.
But the most innovative idea came from philosopher S. Matthew Liao (NYU) and pals. They propose re-engineering humanity…
Regular readers will recognize this article, which originally appeared here in modified form a year or so ago. Liao’s work was in the news again, so it was time to reintroduce the critique. Go there to read the rest (or again).
Did I say part one? Yep. I also wrote a review of that new “global cooling” paper which is causing a sensation. The may go up today or tomorrow at the Stream.
What paper? You can read about it here, sort of. More later!