Category Archives: The Collapse of Western Civilization

Global Warming Debate

The global warming deniers seem to be winning the war to save the earth from a fiery extinction. It’s hard to fathom why when the arguments against them seem so logical, arguments like those so cogently presented here by my … Continue reading

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The Big Bang Theory

If the Big Bang theory is true to it’s means and ALL was founded through the evolutionary period, then how is it that the humans of this same foundation do not respect their habitat. Or if all was created by … Continue reading

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“I know you are, but what am I?”

The searing images of prisoners being rescued from concentration camps at the end of World War II depict an evil that is a twentieth century hallmark. Words almost fail us, but they are the tools we have to discuss evil, … Continue reading

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On a Darkling Plain

A copy of Matthew Arnold’s “Dover Beach” is a posting some of you requested after our meeting on “The Collapse of Western Civilization.”(*) If you read my “Phlebas the Sailor” commentary in The Waste Land selection, you might guess I … Continue reading

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Diagnosing Global Warming

Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future, Columbia University Press, 2014. This book by two historians of science is written in the genre of a fictional look back from a future … Continue reading

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David Gilmour pre-discussion comments regarding The Collapse of Western Civilization

The Tacoma Retired Men’s Book Club will meet April 2nd, 2015 to discuss: Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future, Columbia University Press, 2014. Four handouts were passed out at our … Continue reading

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April Selection: The Collapse of Western Civilization

At our April meeting we will discuss David Gilmour’s selection: Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, The Collapse of Western Civilization, Columbia University Press, 2014. This is a short read so David has asked us to also read some background … Continue reading

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