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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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