Friday, October 15, 2010

Hal Lewis resigns

There's a news story doing the rounds of the Internet that says that Hal Lewis, a highly respected physicist, an 'elder statesman' scientist, has resigned because he can no longer stand the hypocrisy surrounding 'global warming.' He calls it pseudo-science and a scam.

Curiously the story doesn't seem to have hit the big newspapers (I could be wrong) though there are articles in relation to it elsewhere. (No, wait, I've just found a piece in the Daily Express - does that count as a big newspaper?)

So yet another person throws out the 'reality' of global warming. (At this rate scientists will begin to take up banking careers - the blokes in the suits seem to survive fraud without too much hassle.)

One of Lewis' concerns is that too many scientists are doing what the 'money' tells them: 'the money flood has become the raison d’ĂȘtre of much physics research, the vital sustenance of much more, and it provides the support for untold numbers of professional jobs.'

I guess these scientists are hoping if they do what they're told, they'll keep their jobs. Haven't they seen the movies? The scientist who keeps his head down and does what the baddie tells him is always the one whose head rolls a couple of scenes before the end of the movie. I'm sure it's not quite like that in real life...but

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