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Cancel Lord Monckton's University Lecture, Say Academics [Notre Dame, Australia]
The Guardian (UK) ^ | 6/27/11 | Leo Hickman

Posted on 06/28/2011 6:31:21 AM PDT by marshmallow

In an open letter to the University of Notre Dame, signatories say the climate sceptic stands for 'ignorance and superstition'

Academics in Australia are calling for the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle to cancel a lecture due to be given by the prominent climate sceptic Lord Monckton on Thursday.

In a letter seen by the Guardian, which is currently being circulated among academics, the undersigned say that Monckton "stands for the kind of ignorance and superstition that universities have a duty to counter" and "Notre Dame has a responsibility to avoid promoting discredited views on an issue of public risk". Signatories already supporting the open letter include professors and lecturers across Australia, but also academics in the UK and US.

The letter, which is addressed "from the Australian academic community" to Notre Dame, a Catholic university in Western Australia, was originally drafted by Natalie Latter, a political science postgraduate student at the University of Western Australia. The letter says Monckton's lecture is particularly unwelcome in light of recent death threats made against Australian climate scientists.

"Lord Monckton propounds widely discredited fictions about climate change and misrepresents the research of countless scientists," says the letter. "With zero peer-reviewed publications, he has declared that the scientific enterprise is invalid and that climate science is fraudulent … Over the last month there has been a great deal of coverage in the Australian media of the death threats and abusive emails that have targeted Australian scientists working on climate change. These threats are fuelled by misinformation spread by figures like Lord Monckton and the distorted coverage that they receive in the Australian media. As academics, we expect our universities to support us against this kind of abuse. We expect our universities to foster academic standards of conduct and argument."

The letter........

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; General Discusssion
KEYWORDS: agw; lordmonckton; monckton
Academia loves to trumpet "freedom of speech", "dialogue", "inquiry" and "diversity"......as long as the views expressed attack or question what others hold sacred........

If its own sacred cows are questioned...........look out!!!

1 posted on 06/28/2011 6:31:26 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Global Warming fanatics are deathly afraid of debating Monckton. He’s that good.


2 posted on 06/28/2011 6:40:00 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: marshmallow

Academia petitions to block the free exchange of ideas.


3 posted on 06/28/2011 6:41:01 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: marshmallow

The only “widely discredited fictions” about global warming come from the Algores of the world.


4 posted on 06/28/2011 6:43:26 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Obama couldn't run a lemonade stand, much less a country. Away with him!)
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To: marshmallow

The lefty professors are adhering to their time-honoured standards of fairness and accuracy: You are only allowed to lie when you seek to demonize America, Israel, and their allies, and mis-represent their role in the world.


5 posted on 06/28/2011 6:43:32 AM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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To: atomic conspiracy

The Academented are loose again, and baying at the moon.

Who left the door to the Rubber Room open, again?


6 posted on 06/28/2011 6:47:16 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles, Kill the EPA!!!)
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To: marshmallow

Would someone kindly explain what particular expertise “a political science postgraduate student” has about a subject as complex as the global environment that she should lecture another university on the choice of whom they would have speak to them?


7 posted on 06/28/2011 6:47:31 AM PDT by Oceander (The phrase "good enough for government work" is not meant as a compliment)
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To: marshmallow
We can't have free speech at Universities!

Why, that might undermine our dogma!

8 posted on 06/28/2011 6:52:00 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: marshmallow
With zero peer-reviewed publications

They commandeered the peer review process, and as their leaked emails make clear, they refuse to peer review any papers that don't support the scam.

Then they cite the lack of peer review as a reason to destroy your credibility.

9 posted on 06/28/2011 6:52:16 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Oceander
Would someone kindly explain what particular expertise “a political science postgraduate student” has about a subject as complex as the global environment...

That's easy — There's much more politics than there is science involved in maintaining the global warming scam.

10 posted on 06/28/2011 6:53:15 AM PDT by Bob
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To: marshmallow

Has anyone gotten a hold of a copy of this letter?


11 posted on 06/28/2011 6:53:33 AM PDT by Oceander (The phrase "good enough for government work" is not meant as a compliment)
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To: Oceander
Would someone kindly explain what particular expertise “a political science postgraduate student” has about a subject as complex as the global environment that she should lecture another university on the choice of whom they would have speak to them?

Sure. Her area of 'expertise' is political science.

While not one of the normal physical sciences, the AGW screed is indeed political 'science', perhaps one of the most shining examples of the snowball effect between Government grant money and foregone psuedoscientific conclusions in alleged research. Science doesn't get much more political than that.

12 posted on 06/28/2011 7:01:02 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: marshmallow

Perhaps Lord Monckton should nail his 95 theses to the university door.


13 posted on 06/28/2011 7:02:16 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: Oceander
Would someone kindly explain what particular expertise “a political science postgraduate student” has about a subject as complex as the global environment that she should lecture another university on the choice of whom they would have speak to them?

Well maybe you don't understand - Natalie is "researching global justice and a human rights framework for climate change."

With that kind of bullsht agenda, her self-righteousness has hurricane-force winds that trump science and sweep away academic debate norms established since the time of Plato.

How dare you question global justice.

14 posted on 06/28/2011 7:02:56 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: marshmallow
The people who want this guy cancled are the same lousy SOBs who constantly wave their hands and yell about "da Church" not allowing freedom of speech and lie about the record of the Vatican in halting scientific inquiry. I wish universities had the guts to genuinely stand for what they pretend to stand for, then they'd suspend or terminate those who demand that others not be allowed to speak.

Every time a professor of Dairy Queenology blabbers about climate change there should be one less professor of Dairy Queenology because they're representing themselves as having expertise in a field they have no credentials in.

15 posted on 06/28/2011 7:14:58 AM PDT by Rashputin (Obama is insane but kept medicated and on golf courses to hide it)
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To: dead

Indeed. If Monckton could somehow spin his position into an attack on the US, Israel, and capitalism, the communard professo-liars would welcome him with open arms.


16 posted on 06/28/2011 7:23:07 AM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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To: marshmallow
Prediction: Notre Dame will cancel.
17 posted on 06/28/2011 7:25:09 AM PDT by eCSMaster (We will fight for America and it starts here in Madison, WI. It starts here. It starts now.)
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To: marshmallow

Speaking of “Ignorance and Superstition”, do they allow islamists to speak at the university?

I LOVE Lord Monckton, BTW!


18 posted on 06/28/2011 7:27:58 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: GladesGuru

Care to explain that?


19 posted on 06/28/2011 7:29:46 AM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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To: NRA1995

Al Gore. The “Elmer Gantry” of the religion of Environmentalism.


20 posted on 06/28/2011 7:47:33 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: marshmallow

:: ignorance and superstition ::

It wasn’t that long ago that only the ignorant and superstitious could be taken advantage of by folks claiming to be able to control the weather.


21 posted on 06/28/2011 7:48:50 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: marshmallow
Superstition is believing that a theory is proved even though the prime criterion of the theory itself has failed to be established with any corroborating data.

Global Warming is not due to human contribution of Carbon Dioxide - Global Warming: The Cold, Hard Facts? By Timothy Ball

No Smoking Hot Spot (The Australian)

The missing hotspot (JoNova)

Those two articles take Greenhouse Theory at face value and by the criterion set up in the theory itself finds no evidence of warming on the basis of greenhouse effect.

The Hidden Flaw in Greenhouse Theory

Falsification Of The Atmospheric CO2 Greenhouse Effects Within The Frame Of Physics

Harvard astrophysicist dismisses AGW theory, challenges peers to 'take back climate science'

It Is Impossible For A 100 ppm Increase In Atmospheric CO2 Concentration To Cause Global Warming

Simple Chemistry and the Real Greenhouse Effect.

Those five articles each show that Greenhouse Theory has no basis in reality due to a direct conflict with the known laws of physics. No wonder the smoking gun "hotspot" can't be found.

Claim That Sea Level Is Rising Is a Total Fraud

That article kills any thought of planetary warming from any cause. Think about it. If there is absolutely no sign of rising sea levels how could the planet be warming? The rise in sea level in the last 100 years is almost exactly the same as the average over the last 40,000 years caused by the inter-glacial period we are in.

If there ain't no Hot Spot you ain't got squat!

22 posted on 06/28/2011 7:49:17 AM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: Bob

“a political science postgraduate student”. What restaurant does she work at?


23 posted on 06/28/2011 7:49:28 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy
She wanted to work at Hooters but she has a problem with the dress code.


24 posted on 06/28/2011 8:01:11 AM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: marshmallow
The letter, which is addressed "from the Australian academic community" to Notre Dame, a Catholic university in Western Australia, was originally drafted by Natalie Latter, a political science postgraduate student at the University of Western Australia.

Not much of an academic....so much to do about nothing.

25 posted on 06/28/2011 8:14:49 AM PDT by TheDon (The Democrat Party, the party of the KKK (tm))
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To: savedbygrace

Agreed.

I would LOVE to see the Algore try to debate him.

Oh, wait ...

(still waiting)


26 posted on 06/28/2011 8:26:10 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: marshmallow; Nipfan; carolinablonde; marvlus; DollyCali; markomalley; Bockscar; Thunder90; ...
Remember, these acadumbics actually have the audacity to expect payment for "teaching".

 


Legions of Anthropogenic Global Warming Skeptics

 

27 posted on 06/28/2011 9:21:54 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: TigersEye
"What you do, if you are a serious scientist operating according to the established method, is attempt to falsify your hypothesis. Test it to destruction; carry out serious attacks on its weakest points to see if they hold up. If they do... then you have a theory that can be published, and tested, and verified by other scientists. If you don't, you throw it out."

Global Warming Fraud and the Future of Science - J. R. Dunn

The "scientists" who perpetrated the global warming fraud approached their science in exactly the opposite manner as the approach described above. They formulated a theory based on political ideology (as well as the path of least resistance to "grant" money) and then did whatever they had to do with their data to "prove" it.

What the world has now seen with the expose of the "global warming" scam puts a new spin on the old saying: "Figures can lie and liars can figure." The discipline of science has taken a massive hit over the past two years and it could take many more years for science - - and scientists - - to regain credibility with the public. A lot of that burden must fall on honest scientists, and the first and most important thing they must do is scream for the heads of Michael Mann, Phil Jones, and the rest of the fraudsters. I guess we'll see if they have the integrity to do it... No, I am not holding my breath.
______________________________________________________

Clearly, we need to do something about "climate change", and fast! Here are some solutions proposed back in 1975 during the original "climate change" scam, the one known as "global cooling".

Climatologists are pessimistic that political leaders will take any positive action to compensate for the climatic change, or even to allay its effects. They concede that some of the more spectacular solutions proposed, such as melting the Arctic ice cap by covering it with black soot or diverting arctic rivers, might create problems far greater than those they solve... The longer the planners delay, the more difficult will they find it to cope with climatic change once the results become grim reality.

From: Newsweek: The Cooling World (April 28, 1975)

Meet the new corrupt alarmists, same as the old corrupt alarmists.

28 posted on 06/28/2011 9:35:11 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: dead

Global warming is a political science, doncha know?


29 posted on 06/28/2011 9:39:45 AM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: marshmallow

I’d love to see a live debate between Lord Monckton and Natalie Latter who took it upon herself to represent the academic community of Australia and pull in some signatures to her petition. Petitions are so last millennium.

Let him go to Notre Dame, let her come and debate him toe to toe. That would be a wonderful example of academic freedom.


30 posted on 06/28/2011 9:40:28 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: marshmallow

“...stands for the kind of ignorance and superstition that universities have a duty to counter... And he’s a heretic, and probably a witch, in leeeague with the devil!”

“We all support academic freedom and the freedom to express our ideas and beliefs... Which are the only correct ones, and nobody is allowed to say otherwise. This means OUR ideas and beliefs. NOT anyone else’s.”


31 posted on 06/28/2011 9:40:33 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Lancey Howard
The "scientists" who perpetrated the global warming fraud approached their science in exactly the opposite manner as the approach described above.

Yes they did. The strongest most easily provable point is the "Hot Spot" in the upper atmosphere and the data shows a big fat 0. Either there is no greenhouse warming going on or they don't have the slightest idea how it would actually manifest and therefore have no idea where to look for evidence of it. Occam's Razor picks choice #1. Many other measurements of the global temperature back that up.

32 posted on 06/28/2011 9:59:03 AM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: marshmallow

Lord Monckton acknowledges the various problems associated with life in today’s world, but simply doesn’t like to make the “blanket assumption” of climate change. I wonder who is so dogmatic in this situation?


33 posted on 06/28/2011 10:27:30 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: marshmallow

Lord Monckton acknowledges the various problems associated with life in today’s world, but simply doesn’t like to make the “blanket assumption” of climate change. I wonder who is so dogmatic in this situation?


34 posted on 06/28/2011 10:28:29 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: marshmallow

To Hades with academics!

Those who CAN, do.

Those who CAN’T teach.


35 posted on 06/28/2011 12:11:19 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Can you afford to board the Chattanooga Choo-Choo?)
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To: atomic conspiracy

Care to explain that?

Happily.

I posted:
The Academented are loose again, and baying at the moon.

“academented” is derived from “academic” and “demented”, and was used in the sense of an erudite sounding, data rich word salad wherein the individual words/constructs may or may not be valid but are not linked together in any rational manner.

“are loose again” is a reference to the once common practice of collecting/housing the perpetually bewildered in facilities dedicated to housing said individuals.

When the obviously reality free population suddenly rises in places adjacent to psychiatric facilities, it is common for such escapes to be referred to as “the (insert group of your choice)___________ are loose again”.

“Who left the door to the Rubber Room open, again?” is a transparent reference to a failure of locked ward policies and procedures, with consequential escape of locked ward patients.

IMHO, when the faculty does not support freedom of speech and inquiry, tenure should be carefully, and it is time for the Board of Trustees and the major donors to insist on behavior more appropriate to faculty in an American institute of higher learning.

Aping (pun intended) the behavior of faculty of Patrice Lamumba U is not acceptable.


36 posted on 06/28/2011 3:44:44 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles, Kill the EPA!!!)
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To: dead

You’re correct, of course! I extend my abject apologies to all and sundry for my temerity in questioning global justice.

;^)


37 posted on 06/28/2011 6:27:12 PM PDT by Oceander (The phrase "good enough for government work" is not meant as a compliment)
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