julian simon and his optimism on resources

From The Bet:

Using the example of copper, Simon made his own extreme claims about mineral resource abundance. He rejected the idea that copper supplies would ever run out. More copper could be made from other metals, he said. “Even the total weight of the earth is not a theoretical limit to the amount of copper that might be available to earthlings in the future. Only the total weight of the universe.. would be such a theoretical limit.”

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2 Responses to julian simon and his optimism on resources

  1. Pingback: the terrible ending of the bet | reality is not optional

  2. That is very interesting! :-D Why should humanity have to fight about oil and other minerals if they could just get it from another planet? :-)

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