The Myth of Clean
FrontPageMag.com, 9/20/22, “The Myth of Clean” [Excerpts]: ‘Clean’, like ‘smart’, has become the prerequisite for all technology. Both are myths.
Smart technology is surveillance technology. The smart part of smart technology comes from human beings. So does the stupid part when people sacrifice their privacy and independence for the benefits of technology being shaped to them.
Clean energy is even more of a myth. The Inflation Increase Act doles out another stream of billions toward the inefficient forms of energy generation that the government has been subsidizing for over 50 years because some Madison Avenue ad agency branded them ‘clean’.
Energy is inherently clean and dirty. Making the inherent forces of the universe useful requires mining metal, cutting down trees, and turning fossil fuels into plastic to assemble machines. Once those machines are running, they will shed heat because ‘clean’ or ‘dirty’, that is how the second law of thermodynamics works.
The only truly energy efficient energy comes from bioluminescent creatures like fireflies. We didn’t make them and despite all the boasts from technocrats, we can’t duplicate them.
Clean energy depends on massive rare earth mines...that poison everything around them. Wind turbines require huge amounts of balsa wood that are deforesting the Amazon. Neither turbines nor solar panels are recycled when they go bad. They end up in landfills and become toxic waste.
Upright Walking Ancestor
ICR.org, 9/15/22, “Upright Walking Ancestor?” [Excerpts]: In 2020, an interesting evaluation of human evolution was made by a Scientific American science writer: “The human saga, we now understand, is far more intricate than scholars of yore envisioned. The tidy tropes of our prehistory have collapsed under the weight of evidence: there is no single missing link that bridges apes and humankind, no drumbeat march of progress toward a predestined goal. Our story is complicated, messy and random.” The case for human evolution has long been suspect and messy, for evolutionists it remains the only explanation.
So, they must make do with what meager evidence is found. In this latest case, it’s an incomplete fossil hominin [found] in the desert of Chad over two decades ago.
But the fossils are few—a left and right ulnae (arm bone) and one incomplete left femur (thigh bone). And they might not belong to the same creature. Indeed, evolutionist Franck Guy…one of the authors of the study…stresses the bones could be from other individuals.
If evolutionists want to see a hominin that walks upright, they can observe the living pygmy chimpanzee at most zoos. She walks upright about 10% of the time, more frequently than chimpanzees. So, the possible upright walking of Toumaï is hardly a litmus test for its alleged evolution into man.
Could it be that Toumaï was just a chimpanzee from the pre-Flood world? After all, scientists found that the incomplete skull is similar to that of living chimpanzees able to hold a brain only a third the size of modern human brains. [Also,] Toumaï’s facial structure, brow ridges, and teeth are very different from those found in people today…. [which] suggest the evidence points to an extinct chimpanzee.
Bias Response Teams for College Surveillance
TheCollegeFix.com, 9/5/22, “Bias response teams have turned campuses into ‘surveillance states’” [Excerpts]: Bias response teams have proliferated on college campuses across the nation, a trend The College Fix has covered extensively over the last three years.
“They’ve essentially taken college campuses and turned them into surveillance states where students are encouraged to kind of narc on each other,” said [journalist Christian] Schneider [who] spent years digging into campus bias response teams.
“These are even worse than speech codes, in some respects, because at least in speech codes you actually had a list of things you couldn’t say,” Schneider said. “Whereas now the standard for things you can’t say, or that offend people, are solely up to the person that hears it.”
“They are shamed through the process,” he said, adding some schools even request students take sensitivity training as a result of a complaint.
[TBC: Once again, mankind’s solutions in opposition to God’s ways and reasons (Isaiah:1:18) are sheer vanity (1 Cor:3:18-20).]