849Re: [hreg] Digest Number 185
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--- Chuck Wright <chuck-wright@...> wrote:
> > Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 13:58:00 EST
> > From: ChasMauch@...
> > Subject: Precautionary Principle vs Risk
> > The article copied below is the best explanation I
> have seen of a way of
> > approaching a lot of problems that have bothered
> me for a long time, such as
> > global warming, genetically altered food, "safe"
> levels of poisons in our
> > food and water, and even the defense budget.
> > <snip>
> Thank you for posting this, Charles. It is very
> I consider myself rather conservative. At, least in
> the sense that the word
> has the same roots as conservation, and that it
> means taking a cautious path.
> It is very odd to me that the most "conservative" of
> political "conservatives"
> seem to advocate the "don't worry, be happy, the
> market will handle all,
> take the foot off the brake, press the accelerator"
> The article talks mainly about the risks of
> unfettered technology. I see an
> equally precarious future of energy supply, without
> which our modern world
> stops. Here again, the politial "conservatives" seem
> to cry "drill more, dig
> more, the market will solve all problems, just have
> faith", when the scientific
> evidence is to the contrary.
> Is something backwards here?
> Chuck Wright
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