This week we welcome back to the programme the inimidiv Dr. Tim Ball—a "retired" lecturer in geography and historical climatology at the University of Winnipeg, and now perhaps the most entertaining and informative after-dinner speaker on the planet—for a fun, wide-ranging, thought-provoking (and, at times, provocative) conversation on his "new adages for the technocractic era".
"Adages are proverbs, or short memorable statements, expressing a general truth, usually based on experience. Many have no relevance to the modern world, such as "Don’t look a Gift Horse in the mouth", but many are still useful: “Where there is smoke there is fire.” What we need are new adages for the modern technocratic age."--Tim Ball, "New Adages for the Technocratic Era".
[Technocracy, climate, language, communication, humour, collectivism, humanity, brain, education, university, school, fake news, Internet, free speech, plastics, pollution, environmentalism, critical thinking, religion, flat Earth, science, political correctness, Montaillou, Henry VIII]