Saturday, February 02, 2013

Grand Game: Unbelievably Arrogant Scientist Edition

This's.... well, it's hard to describe.

But I bet you find some howlers.  Please share your favorites in comments.

Nod to M.


Noyes said...

Clive: "As I argue in a forthcoming book, contrary to the modernist faith, it can no longer be maintained that humans make their own history"

2 sentences later...Clive Hamilton does not work for, consult to, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has no relevant affiliations.

Hubris on full parade. We can't even control our own cholesterol.

Anonymous said...

He wrote:

The social sciences taught in our universities must now be classed as "pre-Anthropocene". The process of reinventing them — so that what is taught in our arts faculties is true to what has emerged in our science faculties — will be a sustained and arduous intellectual enterprise.

Sounds like a guy trying to justify keeping social science professor jobs intact as the college industrial complex breaks down. (A long time ago during a PhD program my experience was that anyone who had "ethics" as part of their job title was usually full of shit. YMMV)