The fact that the attack is incompetent is its strength, not its weakness. It shows the social power of Darwinism, irrespective of intellectual force. Most Science readers will probably go with social power. It gives them the right to sneer, right or wrong.
Here’s how we do things in these parts: our laws react to whatever rumpus gets thrown up, day to day. As new technologies ride into town – bringing with them a host of tricksy legal and ethical head-scratchers – is our law kitted out to cope? Or are we going to have to rustle up some new ideas in this here crazy town?
Because “present and future on this planet are at stake,” say teen climate activists, “we won’t be silent any longer”
n fact, there is a fight for democracy being waged in Venezuela: It’s the popular forces empowered and energized by the Bolivarian revolution who are fighting to defend and build democracy, and the U.S. and the Venezuelan oligarchy who are fighting to destroy it.
When confronted with evidence that environmental degradation is tilting humanity toward annihilation, inaction in the service of existing power is radically reactionary. Continue reading The Green New Deal, Capitalism and the State