Comments: All Hail Lord Ridley!

BOOM!

SNAP!

This is pure brilliance. The entire post should be ALL CAPS.

Posted by johngalt at June 17, 2015 3:10 PM

All caps would contravene the ThreeSources Style Guide 8th Edition, Section iv (unless it were categorized as "Rant.")

But, I b'lieve I will watch it one more time...

Posted by jk at June 17, 2015 4:36 PM

Especially time stamps 6:00~7:30 should really, really go on FB. All these (doomsday, Malthusian, Y2k) predictions were WRONG, and all endlessly and tirelessly trumpeted by the MSM.

Posted by nanobrewer at June 19, 2015 12:07 PM

Dr. Ridley is amazing. Mid High School 'reading' for my kids will be his "When Ideas have Sex" presentation.

This comment from FEE also deserves to be posted far and wide:

Yesterday's doomsayers were wrong because they didn't understand markets or human creativity

We're talking to YOU, Dr's Mann, Hanson, Ehrlich, etc...

And

we're the only species that uses [fossil fuels]

is another of his brilliant heterodoxies! I love his elucidation on the "static" nature of the alarmists' theories; it bears a striking resemblance to the SOP followed by those who keep trying to tax the "Makers" who are, by nature, moving targets.

Posted by nanobrewer at June 19, 2015 1:04 PM

Ridley is The Rational Optimist. That (and a few lifestyle options) separates him from the Pope. Both William McGurn's video and the superb piece brother jg linked make note of this pessimism.

Posted by jk at June 19, 2015 1:35 PM
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