... when the available per capita resources get small, look to the small to govern best.
Former and soon-to-be-former PMs Howard and Harper are in the news again this week , charged with leading a renewed "war on science" (so called) but I doth protest - again.
These two, and their ilk, love science : Production science.
The science of dig it up, tear it up and burn it up.
The science of greed. Their science is so bright, you gotta wear shades.
The science they do hate is the science of second-guessing, of naysayers, of the cautious and the skeptical.
Canadian-born sociologist Alan Schnailberg's seminal 1980 division of science into these two branches should be the foundational mother's milk of every Green intellectual wannabe - but sadly ( Elizabeth ??!! ) it doesn't .
Impact science denies ( OMG, he used the D-word !) the world's resources are infinite and it denies that the world's capabilities to be a toxic garbage dump are infinite.
The DENIERS merely deny the denial ; deny there are any limits to Man's god-like powers over nature and reality.
They deny the claim that we will never ever be able to replicate our Earth-like experience at a mass-level on any planet but this one.
The DENIERS have had a good run of it - with a planet this rich and the past population of humans so small and so technologically simple, they couldn't miss.
But now we are hitting the wall and their political parties and intellectual leaders are running out of moral authority and intellectual gas.
With three varieties of DENIER parties offering to form your next government, what can any fully-visioned voter do - besides cry in despair ?