Energy Is Life

I’ve mentioned the fossil-fuels advocate Alex Epstein several times in these pages, most recently back on April 13th. Here he is making his case last week before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

Note in particular the odious, and evidently wholly unlettered, Senator Barbara Boxer mocking Mr. Epstein (at 7:20, and again at the very end) for presuming to opine on the “oughts” of our public policy. Her grounds for doing so? That he is a philosopher, not a scientist. That she can do so entirely unironically makes clear just how badly in need of rudimentary instruction she in fact is — not only in philosophy, but also in the historical and intellectual foundations of our civilization, and of the very government in which she wields such a persistently malignant influence.

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  1. Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t “philosophy” once more-or-less mean “science”? Or at least weren’t the two somewhat intertwined?

    “… the odious, and evidently wholly unlettered, Senator Barbara Boxer…”

    I’m sure Mr. Epstein has a couple of very emphatic letters for her. If you’ll pardon my fifth-grade humor.

    Posted April 26, 2016 at 1:31 am | Permalink
  2. Whitewall says

    Sen. Boxer is one example of the DC mind set. Arrogance and a comfy totalitarian confidence. Who new “politician” could be so all knowing?

    Posted April 26, 2016 at 9:20 am | Permalink