Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Outstanding Interview

I highly recommend this interview.  It is simply outstanding.  It is long, but well worth your time.


James G. Rickards talks to James Turk
James Turk is the founder and chairman of GoldMoney, a company that I've been "advertising" here on my blog for quite some time.  Jim Rickards is a macro-economic analyst that I've been following for nearly as long.

HT: GoldMoney Foundation

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Behold! The Wonders of Science!

Beware, oh, climate change denier!  For your very species--your very biological heritage may be in danger!  Scientists warn that "extraterrestrial beings might view changes in Earth's atmosphere as symptomatic of a civilisation growing out of control – and take drastic action to keep us from becoming a more serious threat."  Though they consider the possibility "unlikely" this very situation "could unfold in the aftermath of a close encounter."


But, do not despair!  Not all is yet lost!  Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman believes that the potential alien invasion of earth, and the defense build-up in advance of such an invasion and "this slump would be over in eighteen months."  Even if it such an attempt were all for naught, we would still have our "fiscal stimulus!"

Indeed, we have reached the golden age of science and reason!  Our noble and empirical elite have reached the pinnacle of human knowledge, wherein we are able to discern the thoughts of higher (or lower) intelligent (or unintelligent) beings (or non-beings) from afar.  But our wisdom and intelligence is not limited to the heavenly sphere--but our understanding of economics is such that we can stimulate ourselves out of an economic slump by preparing for an alien invasion!  Oh, great, and marvelous Reason, we do worship at thy altar!

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Monday, August 01, 2011

From Rationalism to Irrationality

C. Gregg Singer is a remarkable thinker--the kind of man our age desperately needs, but is no longer able to produce.  He is a remnant of the Christian heritage of the West, but his death parallels the disappearance of the rigorous academic polemicists in the mold of Francis Schaeffer and J. Gresham Machen. 

Singer is a bold and unapologetic Calvinist.  To Singer, Christian Theism means the reformed doctrines of John Calvin--anything less is a deficient theology.  In Calvin, Singer finds the answer to the philosophers that have sought to create systems of rational thought, yet have all been deterred by the corollary of irrationalism that is inherent in any autonomous philosophy.

This is the theme of Singer's book From Rationalism to Irrationality--no philosophy apart from Christian Theism can stand due to its inherently irrationality.  He begins with an evaluation of the Greek and Roman philosophers, Augustine and the early church fathers, the Renaissance, Reformation, Enlightenment, German idealism, Marxism, Darwinism, and Existentialism.

The last and most important chapter is his argument for Christian Theism in the mold of Calvin.  This is the kind of thing any Christian would benefit from in reading.  It is the kind of thing that is no longer preached in our pulpits or taught in our churches.  The rigorous, God-centered view of the world where all things are subject to Christ.  There is no concession made for autonomous human institutions.  The implications of this are massive.  Few Christians are ready spiritually or intellectually for this.

Again, Singer reads like a prophet of old, from a lost age.  Our culture can no longer produce men of such intellect or temper.  We've lost our way and our cultural institutions have decayed such that we need to rebuild for generations to regain what has been lost.

This is a hard to come by book, but find it, read it, and you'll have your reward.

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