16 Oct '11, 12am

#peakoil I believe it because it is absurd

#peakoil I believe it because it is absurd

Published Oct 16 2011 by Cassandra's legacy , Archived Oct 16 2011 I believe it because it is absurd by Ugo Bardi Climate scientist Hans Schellnhuber is threatened with a noose while giving a lecture. (link to the video ). Are scientists our new enemies, the target of a new crusade? At the beginning of the third century A.D., Tertullianus, champion of Christianity against Paganism, gave us a startling revelation of the breakdown between the old and the new cultural vision. In his text "Contra Celsus ," he wrote something that we remember today as, "Credo quia absurdum " that is, "I believe it because it is absurd. " These are not exactly Tertullian's words, but this sentence nicely summarizes his thought. Tertullian was using absurdity as a weapon against the old paradigm. He was an apostate, a revolutionary, a subversive. Rethinking about those ancient times, it is impres...

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