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Paul Hsieh operates GeekPress, a great daily stop
for geeks. In an unusual move, he recently penned a longish (for
on global warming skepticism and goes into (as he puts it) soapbox
Paul points to this
Richard Lindzen article (as I did a few days back)
which refers to global warming non-alarmists being "libeled as industry
stooges, scientific hacks or worse." At Tech Central Station, Nick
another example of that scurrilous trend, the latest issue of Vanity
Fair sliming Frederick Seitz.
But it's not just global warming alarmists who want their opponents to
Shut the Bleep Up; out in the wilds of Northern Kentucky University,
one Sally Jacobsen undertook what Greg Lukianoff deems "the most perverted
inversion of the concept of free speech I have seen in a long time".
(Since Greg is the President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in
Education, that's quite a distinction.) Prof Jacobsen urged students
in one of her classes
to go out and destroy an anti-abortion display of about 400 small
crosses on campus. In a docile effort to please the teacher, they
proceeded to do so; Jacobsen apparently participated in the destruction as
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