MGW10-GT-K-of-DA-Impacts

MGW10-GT-K-of-DA-Impacts - MGW 2010 GT lab K lab K of DA...

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MGW 2010 K of DA impacts GT lab – K lab K of DA impacts K of DA impacts ....................................................................................................................................................... 1 Predictions Bad (1) .................................................................................................................................................... 2 Predictions Bad (2) .................................................................................................................................................... 3 Predictions Bad (3) .................................................................................................................................................. 4 Risk Assessment Bad (1) ........................................................................................................................................... 5 Risk Assessment Bad (2) ........................................................................................................................................... 6 No Extinction ............................................................................................................................................................ 7 Consequentialism Bad ............................................................................................................................................... 8 Kritik of Terror Talk (1) ............................................................................................................................................ 9 Kritik of Terror Talk (2) .......................................................................................................................................... 10 Kritik of Terror Talk (3) .......................................................................................................................................... 11 Kritik of Terror Talk (4) .......................................................................................................................................... 12 Kritik of Hegemony Impacts (1) .............................................................................................................................. 13 Kritik of Hegemony Impacts (2) .............................................................................................................................. 14 Kritik of Hegemony Impacts (3) .............................................................................................................................. 15 Kritik of Hegemony Impacts (4) .............................................................................................................................. 16 Kritik of Hegemony Impacts (5) .............................................................................................................................. 17 Kritik of Economy Impacts (1) ................................................................................................................................ 18 Kritik of Economy Impacts (2) ................................................................................................................................ 19 Kritik of Economy Impacts (3) ................................................................................................................................ 20 Kritik of Economy Impacts (4) ................................................................................................................................ 21 Kritik of Nuclear War Impacts (1) .......................................................................................................................... 22 Kritik of Nuclear War Impacts (2) ........................................................................................................................... 23 Kritik of Proliferation Impacts ................................................................................................................................ 24 Kritik of War Impacts (1) ........................................................................................................................................ 25 Kritik of War Impacts (2) ........................................................................................................................................ 26 Kritik of Disease Impacts (1) ................................................................................................................................... 27 Kritik of Disease Impacts (2) ................................................................................................................................... 28 Kritk of Disease Impacts (3) ................................................................................................................................... 29 Kritik of Disease Impacts (4) ................................................................................................................................... 30 Kritik of Disease Impacts (5) ................................................................................................................................... 31 Kritik of Disease Impacts (6) ................................................................................................................................... 32 Kritik of Disease Impacts (7) ................................................................................................................................... 33 Kritik of Environment Impacts (1) ........................................................................................................................... 34 Kritik of Environment Impacts (2) ........................................................................................................................... 35 Kritik of Environment Impacts (3) .......................................................................................................................... 36 Kritik of Environment Impacts (4) ........................................................................................................................... 37 Kritik of Environment Impacts (5) ........................................................................................................................... 38 Kritik of Environment Impacts (6) ........................................................................................................................... 39 Kritik of Environment Impacts (7) ........................................................................................................................... 40 Kritik of Environment Impacts (8) ........................................................................................................................... 41 Kritik of Environment Impacts (9) 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MGW 2010 K of DA impacts GT lab – K lab Predictions Bad (1) The precautionary principle fails—there are always possibilities of impacts that we cannot know. Dupuy 2004 , (Jean-Pierre. Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, and Stanford University “Complexity and Uncertainty: A Prudential Approach to Nanotechnology.” http://www.ulb.ac.be/penser-la- science/images/conf2/dupuy_complexity.pdf ) When the precautionary principle states that the "absence of certainties, given the current state of scientific and technical knowledge, must not delay the adoption of effective and proportionate preventive measures aimed at forestalling a risk of grave and irreversible damage to the environment at an economically acceptable cost" , it is clear that it places itself from the outset within the framework of epistemic uncertainty. The presupposition is that we know we are in a situation of uncertainty . It is an axiom of epistemic logic that if I do not know p, then I know that I do not know p. Yet, as soon as we depart from this framework , we must entertain the possibility that we do not know that we do not know something. An analogous situation obtains in the realm of perception with the blind spot, that area of the retina unserved by the optic nerve. At the very center of our field of vision, we do not see, but our brain behaves in such a way that we do not see that we do not see. In cases where the uncertainty is such that it entails that the uncertainty itself is uncertain, it is impossible to know whether or not the conditions for the application of the precautionary principle have been met. If we apply the principle to itself, it will invalidate itself before our eyes.
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