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"The growth of knowledge depends entirely on disagreement" Karl Popper (1902 - 1994)

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Listen to the children

Jackie Ashley again:

Yet there are reasons to hope that Tony Blair will do more than make a few high-minded speeches. Some of those reasons are direct and personal: his son Euan has apparently been badgering his father on the issue, and Blair Senior made coded references to the fact in a speech last year, saying that "on climate change, it is parents who should listen to their children".

The formation of the Hitler Youth movement was based on the same idea.

4 Comments:

At 27 January 2005 at 16:26, Blogger Jorgen said...

Euan will not have do much talking: JunkScience.

There is a link to a speech by TB in which he gives the distinct impression that he deep down inside would love to say yes to Kyoto. My guess is that he on the other hand - at least at that time - did not want to go against USA on the issue.

 
At 27 January 2005 at 16:44, Blogger Jorgen said...

And here are the arguments he will use.

 
At 27 January 2005 at 16:57, Blogger rexie said...

Thanks for the JunkScience reference. That really is one to cut out and keep.

 
At 28 January 2005 at 08:58, Blogger Jorgen said...

Yes. I read some of his other stuff. Very interesting indeed!

 

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