"He's a snake in the grass, I tell ya guys; he may look dumb but that's just a disguise; he's a mastermind in the ways of espionage." Charlie Daniels, "Uneasy Rider" Callahan - TT's Lost in Tokyo

Consensus on my brain: Murphy on "Orwellian" consensus, Callahan's consensus on "objective" moral truths, & consensus among neurons by TokyoTom

A recent post by the prolifically productive Bob Murphy , " A Quick Note from Baltimore ", provides an opportunity for further thoughts on my continuing effort to puzzle out what Bob and Gene Callahan mean by their insistence that there is an...

Callahan finally speaks: but are external, "objective moral truths" needed for a community to enforce shared rules? by TokyoTom

[Well, the Mises server just swallowed my first attempt at this post, so the reader will just have to suffer this sketchier one.] I have been chasing both Gene Callahan and Bob Murphy to try to get them to spell out what they mean when they assert that...

Evolution, religion and our insistence on a still undefined "objective" moral order by TokyoTom

I refer to my previous posts on the interesting subject of whether there is an "objective moral order", which Gene Callahan broached in a May blog post , returned to in a subsequent post but abandoned, to be picked up but ultimately punted by...

Man & religion: Is there is an objective moral reality? In which I hazard a few thoughts by TokyoTom

I make no pretense of having any formal training in philosophy, but it strikes me that the answer is no. I post here a few thoughts I penned in an exchange with Gene Callahan at his blog, Crash Landing on May 18 and 19, in connection with conversation...

Op-ed by nuclear physicist on climate change: questions for "skeptics" by TokyoTom

John P. Holdren , an MIT and Stanford -trained nuclear physicist who is professor at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and director of Harvard's Woods Hole Research Center , former President...

Gene Callahan: public moral opprobrium is an appropriate non-statist lever against climate change by TokyoTom

I previously noted Gene Callahan`s interesting essay , "How a Free Society Could Solve Global Warming" , in the October 2007 issue of The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty , at the website of The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). While I haven...

Can Pigovian taxes be Coasean bargains? - The case of climate negotiations by TokyoTom

David Zetland's libertarian-environmental blog, Aguanomics , has recently been carrying on some excellent discussions on resource and environmental economics, with interlocutors like Bob Murphy , Gene Callahan and others. In the context of two recent...

Jim Hansen warns of slow-motion disaster and welcomes future public trials of fossil fuel CEOs for buying government delay by TokyoTom

Prominent climatologist Dr. James Hansen , Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Adjunct Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University, who has long been warning of the long-term consequences of man's...
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