By Mary Theroux | Tuesday May 18, 2010 at 3:38 PM PST | 6 Comments
Attending the Fourth International Conference on Climate Change, I was surprised by the response Stephen McIntyre, primary author of the Climate Audit blog, and early exposer of Michael Mann’s fraudulent “hockey stick” graph (and continuing exposer of the numerous additional “hockey sticks“), gave to a question as to how he got involved in this...
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Tags: Daily Show, Energy, Environment, Global Warming, hockey stick, Humor, IPCC, Jon Sewart, Philosophy, Poverty, Power, Propaganda, Regulation, Science, Stephen McIntyre, Transparency, United Nations
By David J. Theroux | at 7:41 AM PST | 9 Comments
In an excellent article in the American Spectator, British philosopher and author Roger Scruton discusses his superb new documentary, Why Beauty Matters, that has recently been shown on the BBC. Scruton incisively examines the importance of beauty in the arts and our lives, including fine arts, music, and architecture. In the process, he illuminates...
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Tags: Art, beauty, Birth of Venus, Civil Society, Corruption, Culture, Cynicism, deconstructionism, dehumanization, Education, Entertainment, Liberty, materialism, Media, modernism, Morality, Natural Law, nihilism, Oscar Wilde, Philosophy, post-modernism, Propaganda, reductionism, Religion, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Roger Scruton, sacred arts, Sandro Botticelli, Utilitarianism, Video
By Art Carden | at 5:21 AM PST | 1 Comment
Art Carden speaking @ In Defense of Capitalism conference from Nicki Brøchner on Vimeo.