We Got Extremely Lucky In 1992

John Holdren’s scientific partner Paul Ehrlich wrote this gem in 1972.

Good to know we have such brilliant scientists setting government science policy.

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9 Responses to We Got Extremely Lucky In 1992

  1. Mike Davis says:

    He really did not mean what you think he meant. Of course my not being one of the initiated that understands the Esoteric meaning of Prophet Paul’s pronouncements I also read it to mean what it says. I am sure one of the Anointed will try to enlighten us with their “Pearls of Wisdom”!

    • truthsword says:

      Look, it was just one guy, reported by the media. This was not a prediction, he was just giving a scenario. It is well known that we are all indeed lucky, how can you disprove that we would not have disappeared in a cloud of blue steam, had we not been so lucky? It is up to you, the denier of blue steam, to disprove the statement that we would not have. You can’t just go around making such vauge claims with only anecdotal evidence and ridicule. The science is sound, and robust even, that it we had not been lucky, we would have indeed disappeared in a cloud of blue steam!

  2. sunsettommy says:

    What would be the temperature of “Blue steam”?

    • Mike Davis says:

      Living close to the Blue Ridge Mountains that were named for the Blue steam coming of them and seeing Blue Steam mornings when weather conditions are just right. I would say the temperature range for Blue Steam is any temperature that is below the DEW point. This morning it was 40F and last week it was 34f.

  3. suyts says:

    Whew! That was a close one!

    More importantly, pg. 393………

    “We must gravely regard the prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by federal largess. We must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.”——D. Eisenhower

    Sadly, no one listened and we have the worst of both worlds. Were it not for the likes of Sen. Inhofe, I shudder to think where we’d be.

  4. Sundance says:

    “Blue” steam has been seen shooting from the ears of many Democrats after the recent elections. Maybe the Ehrlich projection still has some merit. ;*)

  5. etudiant says:

    So lucky that now the world has no alternative for the next 40 years of energy needs other than fossil fuels. Isn’t scientific humility and self criticism a wonderful thing?

  6. Leon Brozyna says:

    I take off for a day and a half and have to play catch up to your prolific writing, reading four pages of posts.

    On the prediction front, if they can’t get it close for 20 years, how well are they handling a century?

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