Scientific Optimism

Where every cloud is silver or white

Serving the public interest by recording all the evidence in the scientific literature that the supposed threats we face in life and in the future are more often blessings in disguise, more beneficial than harmful, and causes for joy and celebration rather than misery and fear.

Topics include sociology, psychology, sickness and disease, global warming, particle physics, macroeconomics, diet, nutrition, health and medicine

Excavating the truth in the professional and scholarly literature ie peer reviewed journals, well researched books, authoritative encyclopedias (Britannica, not Wikipedia) and the investigative reporting and skeptical writing of well informed independent thinkers among academics, philosophers, researchers, scholars, authors, and journalists.


Lawrence Anthony, Winston Churchill, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Edward Jenner, Benjamin Jesty, Michio Kaku, Charles Kenny
Richard Lindzen, Marco Mamone Capria, Brink Lindsey, Mr Micawber, Peter Medawar, John Stuart Mill, Kary Mullis, Linus Pauling, David Rasnick, Matt Ridley vdeo, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Carl Sagan, Fred Singer, Adam Smith, Alfred Wegener, Edward O. Wilson, James Watson.
Emile Zola


The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - just in case you thought optimism was dead. - Robert Brault

I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right. - Albert Einstein

More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly. - Woody Allen

No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. - Helen Keller

I have observed that not the man who hopes when others despair, but the man who despairs when others hope, is admired by a large class of persons as a sage. - John Stuart Mill (1828)

The only thing I know is that an optimist is going to have a good future and a pessimist a bad one.- Watts Wacker

There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist. - Mark Twain

For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else. - Winston Churchill

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