Enlightenment Defended
Politics • Spirituality/Belief • Culture
Enlightenment Defended will repel the dark nihilism of “post-truth”, woke culture, identity politics, and political correctness. It will catalyse the bright flame of the enlightenment —liberty, reason and progress.

Enlightenment Defended will create an open realm of vigorous philosophical debate through animation, documentaries, poetry, humour, music and myth. People are many-sided in both apprehension and enjoyment.
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Explaining Infinite Growth. Part 2.

"Our scientific theories explain how and why a machine works, but only once we have invented the machine."
___Ray Scott Percival

The enlightenment is predicated on the possibility of unending growth. How should we explain the possibility of infinite growth?

This is something that has fascinated me for decades, beginning with my conversations with the late Julian Simon, an outstanding economist and author of the well-known book The Ultimate Resource. I published an article The Metaphysics of Scarcity in 1996 in the journal The Critical Rationalist in which I attempted to explain the potential for infinite growth from the unfathomable content of our scientific theories. However, there is a technical problem with any such approach, possibly including David Deutsch's attempt expounded in his book The Beginning of Infinity. The difficulty was exposed by my teacher David Miller, the logician and philosopher of science and close associate of Karl Popper, in the same issue of the same journal in reply to my paper.

This series of 7-minute shorts on Explaining Infinite Growth is building up to my thoughts on one of the dominating tendencies of our age: the rise of technocracy —rule by scientists and technologists via the physical and biological world (e.g. Military-Industrial Complex plus Big Pharma), the financial world (e.g. hyperinflation plus government programmable digital vouchers) and even the human heart and mind via bias-control (e.g. SAGE and other panic-orientated policies). One of the aims of Enlightenment Defended is to point to the abstract presuppositions and framing behind current events that impact people in very practical, day-to-day, down to earth ways. Stay tuned for Part 3.

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