International Journal of Inactivism — Mindless Link Propagation section

  • 07:41:32 pm on October 3, 2009 | 2

    From Scriptoids: [cached]

    Term of the day: techno-cornucopian triumphalism

    Definition: The quasi-religious belief that someday someone somewhere will come along and solve one or more nasty problems facing society, and make nice profits for the oligarchs too.

    … for example, that ‘new technology’ will magically emerge to solve the Peak Oil problem.

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Comments

  • Brian D 05:57 on October 4, 2009 | #

    Worth noting: After I shared this one on Google Reader, a friend commented:
    Quasi-religious? Where’s the quasi coming from? Belief in the inexplicable that is functionally equivalent to magic, obedience to an ideological authority with an agenda of social and economic control, the surrender of critical thought, direct opposition to the peer-reviewed science…

  • Hank Roberts 20:54 on October 5, 2009 | #

    http://dieoff.org/page45.htm
    THE CORNUCOPIAN FALLACIES
    Lindsey Grant (1992)


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