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US college professor demands imprisonment for climate-change deniers
Daily Caller ^ | 03/17/2014 | Eric Owens

Posted on 03/17/2014 11:57:35 AM PDT by Rusty0604

An assistant philosophy professor at Rochester Institute of Technology wants to send people who disagree with him about global warming to jail.

The professor is Lawrence Torcello. Last week, he published a 900-word-plus essay at an academic website called The Conversation.

Torcello, who has a Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo, explains that there are times when criminal negligence and “science misinformation” must be linked. The threat of climate change, he says, is one of those times.

Throughout the piece, he refers to the bizarre political aftermath of an earthquake in L’Aquila, Italy, which saw six scientists imprisoned for six years each because they failed to “clearly communicate risks to the public” about living in an earthquake zone.

Torcello says that people are already dying because of global warming. “Nonetheless, climate denial remains a serious deterrent against meaningful political action in the very countries most responsible for the crisis.”

As such, Torcello wants governments to make “the funding of climate denial” a crime.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Education
KEYWORDS: climate; climatechange; cooling; education; globalwarming; glowbullwarming; heretic; hoax; warming
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1 posted on 03/17/2014 11:57:35 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Seeing their cash cow biting the dust, these people are going crazy.


2 posted on 03/17/2014 12:00:11 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Rusty0604

How dare we blaspheme their “gospel?” All us heretics should be burned at the stake.


3 posted on 03/17/2014 12:01:07 PM PDT by afsnco
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To: Rusty0604

Why jail the climate deniers? Why not just shoot them? Or gas them? So what if burning their bodies releases CO2? It’s all for the cause, you know.


4 posted on 03/17/2014 12:01:08 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: Rusty0604

Leftism leads first to the gulag—thence to the ovens.

Hang on to your guns—lock and load boys and girls. You’re gonna need them.


5 posted on 03/17/2014 12:02:42 PM PDT by Flintlock ( islam is a LIE, mohammed was a CRIMINAL, sharia is POISON.)
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To: Rusty0604

Lock me up!


6 posted on 03/17/2014 12:03:07 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Rusty0604

I like that the libtards are showing their true colors now...

In Pre-internet and FOX news days they would have gone totally un-questioned, and they are not liking it one bit.


7 posted on 03/17/2014 12:03:18 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Rusty0604
an academic website called The Conversation.

not much of a conversation now is it.

8 posted on 03/17/2014 12:03:39 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Rusty0604

The left is fascist and it is clearer by the day


9 posted on 03/17/2014 12:03:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Rusty0604

You must respect philosophers as you would plumbers beacuse neither theories nor pipes hold water. However, Plumbers at least remove the scat.


10 posted on 03/17/2014 12:03:57 PM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: Rusty0604

How about we place Philosophy professors who claim to be experts in climate change in a dunk tank and let students lob baseballs at them?


11 posted on 03/17/2014 12:04:20 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Rusty0604

Torcello needs to say what he really WANTS to say,,,”tattoos on the arms” of those who disagree with his position.

Do we need to Freep the school he teaches at?


12 posted on 03/17/2014 12:04:31 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Rusty0604

Actually, it is the scammers who should be jailed and fined.


13 posted on 03/17/2014 12:04:51 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: afsnco

I don’t remember what they used to do to those that denied the world was flat.


14 posted on 03/17/2014 12:05:22 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

What constitution?


15 posted on 03/17/2014 12:05:39 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Rusty0604
His main complaint is his belief that certain nefarious, unidentified individuals have organized a “campaign funding misinformation.” Such a campaign, he argues, “ought to be considered criminally negligent.”

That word he keeps using, negligence. I do not think it means what he thinks it means.

Such a conspiracy might be many things, some of them immoral and/or illegal, but negligence would not be one of them.

16 posted on 03/17/2014 12:05:46 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Rusty0604

Wasn’t Copernicus also imprisoned for his beliefs?


17 posted on 03/17/2014 12:06:20 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: austinaero

In the latest U.S. News rankings, Rochester Institute of Technology (annual cost of attendance: $45,602) comes in as the seventh-ranked university in the North region, two spots ahead of the University of Scranton. The Upstate New York school is notable for its focus on engineering and business as well as an unsightly, windswept campus.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/17/u-s-college-professor-demands-imprisonment-for-climate-change-deniers/#ixzz2wFTY3NF2


18 posted on 03/17/2014 12:07:12 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: TruthWillWin

No. He withheld publication until after his death, IIRC.


19 posted on 03/17/2014 12:07:38 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Rusty0604

Excuse me professor but tell me, what caused the end of the last six ice ages? What is the “correct” temperature of the earth and how do you know? Also, why is warmer worse?


20 posted on 03/17/2014 12:07:48 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: Rusty0604

             You!!! You there! You are a climate-change* denier!!! Officer ... arrest this man!

* it used to be known as global warming, until they were denied calling it that ... an INCONVENIENT TRUTH

21 posted on 03/17/2014 12:08:15 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Rusty0604
US college professor demands imprisonment for climate-change deniers

Rochester must've picked this clown up from some soviet college after the USSR fell, of course he echos the feelings of algore and Hussein 0bama.

22 posted on 03/17/2014 12:10:20 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: Servant of the Cross

In the seventies they were warning us of a man made ice age.
All we had to do was give up aerosol hair spray and deodorant.


23 posted on 03/17/2014 12:11:17 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604
Good heavens, now it's "climate denial", presumably of the form "I deny there is a climate!" If our professor can actually find anyone who believes that, we can talk. This is past silly and well into boring.

It is always ironic to hear an academic propose ruthless suppression in the name of academic freedom. It's even funnier when it's a philosophy major.

24 posted on 03/17/2014 12:11:37 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Rusty0604

Sounds like Torcello is trying to win points in hopes of getting into some coed’s pants.


25 posted on 03/17/2014 12:13:23 PM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: Rusty0604; All
Then the following thread follows shortly after this one.
FR: Philly Marks Second Snowiest Winter On Record

26 posted on 03/17/2014 12:14:43 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Huskrrrr

Since when is philosophy a real degree? It is just a vehicle for permanent academic employment.


27 posted on 03/17/2014 12:16:43 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: muir_redwoods

“Excuse me professor but tell me, what caused the end of the last six ice ages? What is the “correct” temperature of the earth and how do you know? Also, why is warmer worse?”

I would like to add, exactly at what temperature do we need to be at and just exactly how much is that going to cost. As a bonus question what happens if you overcompensate and the earth cools too much? What is the backout plan?


28 posted on 03/17/2014 12:16:53 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (John "Cupcake" Kerry. That's funny right thar, I tell you.)
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To: Rusty0604

We better all hurry up and write our checks to those “Deniers” before they make it illegal.

Who do I send this to again? Who are those folks that are paying for the vast conspiracy against man made global warming?


29 posted on 03/17/2014 12:16:53 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: Rusty0604

This man’s religion demands heretics be burned at the stake.


30 posted on 03/17/2014 12:19:13 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Amendment10

LOL. I always like the stories about global warming research cruises being cancelled because of frozen conditions.


31 posted on 03/17/2014 12:19:23 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604
Torcello, who has a Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo,

Ph.D. Piling it higher and Deeper.
32 posted on 03/17/2014 12:19:48 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Rusty0604

Another sad victim of Jor El Syndrome

(if only they had listened to ME, a BRILLIANT Scientist!)


33 posted on 03/17/2014 12:23:26 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Rusty0604

Torcello says that people are already dying because of global warming. “Nonetheless, climate denial remains a serious deterrent against meaningful political action in the very countries most responsible for the crisis.”

So go take some political action in China, Middle East, India...heard they are far worse polluters than the U.S., but of course that may get him hurt.


34 posted on 03/17/2014 12:25:14 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: Rusty0604

I did,nt know any one denied climate change, the only thing i have heard is that many people deny Global warming and most people deny man made Global warming.

Thanks to climate change Philadelphia had the second snowiest winter in history this year.


35 posted on 03/17/2014 12:25:29 PM PDT by ravenwolf
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To: Rusty0604
I don't believe in man made climate change, I feel that those who do so are arrogant as to the abilities of man.

I want him to personally come after me to drag me to jail, it would be a very interesting confrontation.....to say the least !!!!!

36 posted on 03/17/2014 12:26:46 PM PDT by terycarl (common sense prevails over all else)
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To: TruthWillWin
Wasn’t Copernicus also imprisoned for his beliefs?

as was Galileo....

Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake.

37 posted on 03/17/2014 12:30:19 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

38 posted on 03/17/2014 12:31:44 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

Was Bruno a scientist?


39 posted on 03/17/2014 12:32:28 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Why does an institute of technology need a philosphy professor anyway, particularily one who has such flawed logic as to believe that climate change equals + or - or null depending on what evidence is handy.


40 posted on 03/17/2014 12:32:41 PM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: Cyman
Sounds like Torcello is trying to win points in hopes of getting into some coed’s pants.

probably hopes to get into some homo's bum.

41 posted on 03/17/2014 12:33:44 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: GeronL

he was a priest who believed in heliocentrism but did not have scientific training.


42 posted on 03/17/2014 12:34:59 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Rusty0604

Lawrence Torcello
Assistant Professor
Phone:585-475-2327
Fax:585-475-7120
Email:lgtghs@rit.edu

Department of Philosophy
Rochester Institute of Technology
92 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

Lawrence Torcello received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University at Buffalo in 2006. His research interests include ethical theory and applied ethics, social and political philosophy, moral pluralism, and skepticism.

“applied ethics, ... moral pluralism, and skepticism”???

“Kill everyone who disagrees with me”

Does anyone else see a bit of a logical disconnect here?

Perhaps logic is not his strong suit.

Perhaps he is just an ordinary liar & hypocrite.


43 posted on 03/17/2014 12:35:15 PM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: BwanaNdege

Pretty typically liberal - their fondest wish is to use the government to punish/murder those that disagree with them.


44 posted on 03/17/2014 12:36:13 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Rusty0604

Let’s just put this guy in a burlap bag and beat it until it’s all bloody and he stops moving. Then, if he still wants to put us in jail, let him go for it.


45 posted on 03/17/2014 12:36:56 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Rusty0604
I don’t remember what they used to do to those that denied the world was flat.

They sentenced them to become bigfoot deniers. They seem to be doing a pretty good job.
46 posted on 03/17/2014 12:38:21 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: lormand; Rusty0604

“... it is the scammers who should be jailed and fined.”

Algore first, followed by this Ph Torcello jerk. A month to think about their misdeeds, then the firing squad or la guillotine...but first someboddy gotta pull their heads out of their @$$e$...


47 posted on 03/17/2014 12:38:42 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: Vaquero

Right, kind of weird to see a voodoo guy lumped in with Capernicus and Galileo


48 posted on 03/17/2014 12:39:04 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

Might be hard to find volunteers for that last bit


49 posted on 03/17/2014 12:39:56 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Rusty0604
Rochester Institute Of Technology
Lawrence Torcello - Instructional/Support Faculty
Phone: 585-475-2327
Email: lgtghs@rit.edu
50 posted on 03/17/2014 12:42:27 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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