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Institutional Bias

I have a new pamphlet out.

In 2007, the Energy Group of the Institute of Physics agreed to invite the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Lawson, to speak to them about his new book on global warming. While all the members of the group's committee were enthusiastic about the idea of hearing from someone so prominent, their decision unleashed a bizarre sequence of retaliatory actions, which left the Energy Group in tatters.

Told through the eyes of group chairman, Peter Gill, this new pamphlet reveals how one learned society has attempted to deal with dissenting voices on the global warming question and paints a disturbing picture of intolerance and bias.

Get it here.

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Andrew, thank you for this pamphlet, which describes such vile misbehavior by fanatical Alarmists.

Even if they were determined to change the IOP's handling of speaker invitations and meetings, the way in which they went about it was dishonest, dishonorable, and unworthy of scientists or professionals.

If they wanted a policy change there should have been open and candid discussion, not this kind of secretive, underhanded malfeasance.

I have been involve in many kinds of organizations in my lifetime. Curiously, I only see this kind of underhanded scheming from politically correct fanatics, although it is a possibility when egos and agendas clash just about anywhere.

Dec 1, 2012 at 10:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterSkiphil

"...was dishonest, dishonorable, and unworthy of scientists or professionals."

There, is the cancer here.

I am not a "Professional" or a "Scientist" (or a "Republican") although I claim (vehemently) to be the lower case version of each entity. (Most of my working life I worked with large scale computers under on meaningless title or another. When I was at last fired from that I drove a truck (HGV?) for several years. Now I am a 73-year old unemployable.

(All of that was provided to disavow any special status.)

There are people who fear scientists and technologists (were the Luddites the first in that movement) and it is a high misdemeanor to be caught being dishonest and dishonorable the damage is indeed deadly.

Dec 1, 2012 at 11:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterLarry Sheldon

You really wanna know my feelings about all this?

"They waved flags and shouted “Viva Il Papa” — without yet knowing who Il Papa was — as more people crammed into the square."

I had an epic comment about C3 brewing in mind. The Torygraph just wiped it all away.

Mar 14, 2013 at 12:19 PM | Unregistered CommentersHx

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