I don't have the free time for sitting around and reading books, fortunately with AudioBooks I can still get at and digest many quality book. One I've listened to a couple times is George Marshall's "Don't even think about it" which I found quite thought provoking, though I don't personally embrace everything he writes.
Then a couple days ago while chasing down another disingenuous contrarian claim I stumbled onto a short video where he summarized his ideas. It inspired me to listen to something a bit longer and more satisfying that wrestling with yet another con artists' science bashing trash-talk. At least Marshall shares some enlightening thoughts that we can build on. (Even if he leaves out a very important key to our inability to grasp what's going down upon our planet - namely, our general disconnect from appreciating our physical planet and the pageant of evolution that got us here.)
Still, since it fits right into the theme of my musing and struggle to wrap my head around the Republican/libertarian rejection of the realities of our physical world and their ability to totally wrap themselves within a cocoon of a concocted enemy saturated make-believe narrative - one that excludes all reflection and self-skepticism, I've decided to dedicate a post to his talk. First, I share his quickie overview, followed by an hour long talk followed by a Q/A moderated by George Monbiot. This I follow with a list of time-signature talking points for the interested student, in turn followed by some thoughts regarding our disconnect from the realities of our physical planet Earth.
The story is amazing and filled with a fantastic pageant of folds within folds of cumulative harmonic complexity flowing down the stream of time.