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Re: [Phys-l] Prof. Hal Lewis resigns from APS

I wouldn't ordinarily share such an obviously partisan piece in this forum, but I stumbled upon this immediately after sending my previous message and I think it speaks to the anti-intellectual, anti-expert, anti-academic, anti-science epidemic currently spreading through American culture, an epidemic that will cost America dearly and that will only be fueled by Harold Lewis' irresponsibility. Partisan or not, I don't think it is at all unfair to note that, for whatever reason, the disease infects elected policy makers in one political party to a FAR greater degree.

John Mallinckrodt
Cal Poly Pomona

I wrote:

After rereading Lewis' words several times my own position is that
Lewis, who has no background in and gives no indication of any
significant personal understanding of climate research, should be
thoroughly ashamed of himself for providing such potent fodder
not simply to global warming skeptics, but to anti-science forces
in general. ...