I grew up on a ranch in Oklahoma and first experienced “unlimited resources” while witnessing my dad creating things from virtually nothing. He made a point of showing all of us kids, for example, how to make a fuse from a penny.
Julian Simon’s book, The Ultimate Resource 2, has been in my collection for years now, and spring-boarded me into intellectual pursuit of like ideas.
It is always thrilling to discover others who not only understand, but take the time to explain why, the Malthusians are wrong every time. Individuals who know that, with freedom, human ingenuity and inventiveness will solve any scarcity problems we encounter.
I was just as thrilled to read the comments on this post. It is quite clear that science, math and the arts are inextricably intertwined. Those who try to separate the “thinkers” and the “artists” quite simply do not understand how life works.
My dad is also the first one to have ever told me about a Stradivarius. He appreciated good music, despite…quite possible because of…his cracked, rough hands. I am lucky to have been raised by such an intelligent, hard-working man — with a good woman by his side!
It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Chiefio (E.M. Smith) and his post on basalt: a very common rock! Enjoy!