God help us if this is not an early April Fool wind-up


David Davis

This madman plans to fire trillions of mirrors into space, to “stop global warming. I really do begin to believe that some of these mountebanks are starting to believe their own witchcraft.

Read the whole thing: it’s eitherw ritten by an imaginative but scientifically-illiterate hobbledy-hoy, or else by some very evil and wicked men.

People who haven’t built a gun before ought not to be allowed anywhere near where extra-powerful ones are to be constructed.

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7 responses to “God help us if this is not an early April Fool wind-up

  1. And light-pressue on them will drive them out of the Solar System. Gaia knows best…

    This is great poetry!

    Best,

    Tony

    “I saw Eternity the other night,
    Like a great ring of pure and endless light,
    All calm, as it was bright;
    And round beneath it, Time in hours, days, years,
    Driv’n by the spheres
    Like a vast shadow mov’d; in which the world
    And all her train were hurl’d.
    The doting lover in his quaintest strain
    Did there complain;
    Near him, his lute, his fancy, and his flights,
    Wit’s sour delights,
    With gloves, and knots, the silly snares of pleasure,
    Yet his dear treasure
    All scatter’d lay, while he his eyes did pour
    Upon a flow’r.

    The darksome statesman hung with weights and woe,
    Like a thick midnight-fog mov’d there so slow,
    He did not stay, nor go;
    Condemning thoughts (like sad eclipses) scowl
    Upon his soul,
    And clouds of crying witnesses without
    Pursued him with one shout.
    Yet digg’d the mole, and lest his ways be found,
    Work’d under ground,
    Where he did clutch his prey; but one did see
    That policy;
    Churches and altars fed him; perjuries
    Were gnats and flies;
    It rain’d about him blood and tears, but he
    Drank them as free.

    The fearful miser on a heap of rust
    Sate pining all his life there, did scarce trust
    His own hands with the dust,
    Yet would not place one piece above, but lives
    In fear of thieves;
    Thousands there were as frantic as himself,
    And hugg’d each one his pelf;
    The downright epicure plac’d heav’n in sense,
    And scorn’d pretence,
    While others, slipp’d into a wide excess,
    Said little less;
    The weaker sort slight, trivial wares enslave,
    Who think them brave;
    And poor despised Truth sate counting by
    Their victory.

    Yet some, who all this while did weep and sing,
    And sing, and weep, soar’d up into the ring;
    But most would use no wing.
    O fools (said I) thus to prefer dark night
    Before true light,
    To live in grots and caves, and hate the day
    Because it shews the way,
    The way, which from this dead and dark abode
    Leads up to God,
    A way where you might tread the sun, and be
    More bright than he.
    But as I did their madness so discuss
    One whisper’d thus,
    “This ring the Bridegroom did for none provide,
    But for his bride.” — Henry Vaughan

  2. Hope you’re right Tony – but what a waste of $350 trillion.

  3. Dave:

    Money never goes entirely to waste — it goes around and around…

    Tony

  4. Mmmm! Thank god there is a delay of 20 to 30 years on this mad hatter’s mirror party. It would be an irony if this stupid scheme kicked off another ice age.

    I wonder if Dr Roger Angel has any thought about designing reversibility into this silly scheme, I doubt it. Perhaps, it just might be wrong, then what? Far be it for me to point out to scientistics such as Dr Angel, that space junk isn’t a good idea. Wasn’t there a big deal a few days ago about space junk after one of the more recent satellite collisions and this guy is an environmentalist?

    I recall that a Dr Bull was in bed with a cuddly dictator Middle Eastern dictator about superguns. That ended badly both for the good doctor s scheme. Dr Angel’s idea seems even more wild and madcap than the Dr Bull’s supergun. Are we to put our faith in the Angelic supergun?

    Sorry, I am just a little skeptical. Perhaps, we got lucky this one missed the Obama stimulus bill. Or did it?

  5. Howard:

    Gerald Bull’s “Space Researc” outfit was brilliant. As he was.

    But he got tied up with too many of the wrong people, is all. Including Iraq.

    Tony

    (I cannot imagine you living in New York, Howard!)

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  7. Lovely Pome Tony, of course you’re right about spending money, it does go round,and round,, it the keeps the economic mechanisims running, when it dries up, it is a bit like oil, the economy slows down and in some cases grinds to a halt, the economy has become top heavy with to much money in the higher areas, and only in the hands of a few at the top, the lower end needs more spending power in order to come out of recession.