Quote of the Week

"Climate is no longer a major cause of deaths, thanks in large part to fossil fuels...The popular climate discussion has the issue backwards. It looks at man as a destructive force for climate livability, one who makes the climate dangerous because we use fossil fuels. In fact, the truth is the exact opposite; we don’t take a safe climate and make it dangerous; we take a dangerous climate and make it safe. High-energy civilization, not climate, is the driver of climate livability.”

Dr. Alex Epstein, author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels




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The Battle Over Free Speech

I thought longingly about free speech last week when I found myself in a remote area of California but couldn't get a signal to send out a blog.

No Internet meant the inability to speak freely.

The Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris two weeks ago ignited a global discussion about free speech. Millions marching in the streets with pens raised in protest gave the impression that free speech will triumph over the murderous ways of the jihadists.

But what is free speech? Is it okay to bash the prophet and other religious leaders? Should it be legal to yell "FIRE" in a crowded movie theater? What about four letter profanities on the evening news?

There are three ways to look at freedom of speech, and only one of them produces true liberty.

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How the Sexual Revolution Changed the World

There are numerous events or movements that have changed the course of history. In the last two hundred years, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, abolition of slavery, the Civil Rights movement, World Wars I & II and the Information Revolution come to mind.

Another one that I lived through was the Sexual Revolution of the 1950s to 70s.  I know it's not on the usual radar screens of earth-shattering events, but I believe it should be.

What really happened during the 20th century Sexual Revolution? What are its lasting effects? How has the Baby-boom-led sexual revolt changed the world as we know it?

Some of the answers may surprise you.

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