Saturday, December 05, 2009

QOTD

Submitted to the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) two years ago, from a paper titled "The UNEP That We Want" (page 4):
UNEP has an important--indeed a critical--message, but it is delivering it in the wrong language to the wrong audience. It is attached to the wrong narrative. It will never position itself to do what is needed until it finds the right language and narrative. The force of this message cannot be over-emphasized. UNEP’s success depends on getting this right.

The environment should compete with religion as the only compelling, value-based narrative available to humanity.
They've already won in Britain.

(via Wolf Howling)

7 comments:

Assistant Village Idiot said...

I suppose we should be grateful the deception is flowing away - they no longer think they need it.

bobn said...

So the only way to win an argument allegedly based on science is through an appeal to faith or similar instincts?

holy shit.

O Bloody Hell said...

> So the only way to win an argument allegedly based on science is through an appeal to faith or similar instincts?

Your error, here, bob, is in thinking that the argument has EVER been based on science.

bobn said...

I did say 'allegedly'.

It's not really rocket science. Well okay, I suppose it's really not science at all.

OBloodyHell said...

> I did say 'allegedly'.

Grants a level of undeserved potential veracity to the claim.

;-D

OBloodyHell said...

BTW, bob -- good find, I sent that one out.

Carl said...

I agree; bobn--great Iowahawk reference.