Author Archives: jimbelton

About jimbelton

I'm a software developer, and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and I blog about movies, books, and philosophy. My interest in religious philosophy and the search for the truth inspires much of my writing.

Fertility: Screw Society, But Don’t Screw Yourself

Rhiannon Cosslett of the Guardian laments that Women are still being blamed for society’s problems with fertility. In the sage words of Turd Flinging Monkey, “women have the babies”. So how are women not to blame? Female students at the … Continue reading

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Who Will Been Right in the End?

According to Fatima Ibrahim, co-founder of Green New Deal Rising, Only noisy protest makes politicians take action to avoid climate catastrophe. What action are these noisy protests demanding? Before attempting to force politicians to take action (i.e. spend our money), … Continue reading

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Stop Demanding Change Without Specifics

Heather Short writes Why I resigned from my tenured position teaching climate science in college. She repeats over and over the need to take decisive, systematic action, but never mentions what that would entail. I have enjoyed my nearly 15 … Continue reading

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Fusion, Safe Reliable Green Energy, is Coming

Andy Cobley, writing for the Good News Network, states that a Canadian Startup is to Build a $400M UK Plant to Harness Nuclear Fusion in an Entirely New Cost-Effective Way. Why is no one in the mainstream media covering this? … Continue reading

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Saving the World by Making Us All Poor

Guardian writer George Monbiot claims that ‘Green growth’ doesn’t exist – less of everything is the only way to avert catastrophe. How does he propose bringing this change about? It is simply not possible to carry on at the current … Continue reading

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Government Putting Their Citizens First is not Greed

Nick Cohen of the Observer asks Why can’t we tackle Covid and climate heating? His answer? “Nationalism and stupidity”. I certainly agree with the second one. Even if you think humans are nothing more than a selfish, tribal species who … Continue reading

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Cultural Relativism Excuses Evil

In a recent interview with Jordan Peterson, Steven Fry, who has made some of the most powerful arguments against the idea of an omnipotent, omniscient, benevolent deity (see The Problem of Evil), makes some staggeringly bad arguments for moral relativism. Like … Continue reading

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Leftist Feels Entitled to Jeff Bezos’s Personal Wealth

Marina Hyde of the Guardian writes Jeff Bezos is on a quest for eternal life – back on Earth, we’re searching for Amazon’s taxes. What has Bezos done this time? I will edit out some of Hyde’s snark out of … Continue reading

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Climate Fearing Useful Idiots Welcome Authoritarianism

George Monbiot writes in the Guardian that Earth’s tipping points could be closer than we think. Our current plans won’t work. His qualifications as a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and a political activist seem to give his opinion on … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence’s Inexorable Advance

There’s an interesting article in SFGate titled Do we need humans for that job? Automation booms after COVID. I’m going to comment on it. Ask for a roast beef sandwich at an Arby’s drive-thru east of Los Angeles and you … Continue reading

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