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Go to: Darwin's specimens go on display

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I ve seen some of Darwins oringinal specimens in the zoology museum at Cambridge University.

What is "transmutation theory"? I ve never heard that before

Sat, 08 Nov 2008 06:53:00 UTC | #267013

Go to: Toward a Type 1 civilization

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I generally like Shermer and I am a subscriber to skeptic but I don't get this article. I must agree that it is poor and does not provide any solutions. It just states the obvious, that we have to move towards a type 1.0 civilization but he fails to express how. A totally free market will not necessarily move us towards a better future. Where is the data to support that. I would think that governments would have to interfere in a way that forces companies to be more energy efficient and less polluting. If you introduce a strong selection criterium like a high carbon tax "natural selection" would take place and energy efficient products would be able to compete against cheaper but more polluting products. If something like that could be enforced globally we could be on the right track in almost no time but unfortunately the people are not aware enough of the problem to create the necessary political will. I remain a "fan" of Shermer but he is not providing any solution here.

Sat, 26 Jul 2008 05:33:00 UTC | #207645

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