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

Now I get it - Obama is the second coming of the messiah and Lewis is the antichrist (I looked at his picture and I can barely discernen a 666 on his forehead.

Good grief! Tell me again how AGW is not a religion.

Bob at PC

-----Original Message-----
From: [mailto:phys-l-] On Behalf Of A. John Mallinckrodt
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 3:03 PM
To: Forum for Physics Educators
Subject: 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. ...
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