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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Physicist & Professor Emeritus Hal Lewis resigns from the APS in disgust over AGW scam

And in his resignation letter, he makes it very clear why too, and this is one heck of a read.

When I first joined the American Physical Society sixty-seven years ago it was much smaller, much gentler, and as yet uncorrupted by the money flood (a threat against which Dwight Eisenhower warned a half-century ago). Indeed, the choice of physics as a profession was then a guarantor of a life of poverty and abstinence---it was World War II that changed all that. The prospect of worldly gain drove few physicists. As recently as thirty-five years ago, when I chaired the first APS study of a contentious social/scientific issue, The Reactor Safety Study, though there were zealots aplenty on the outside there was no hint of inordinate pressure on us as physicists. We were therefore able to produce what I believe was and is an honest appraisal of the situation at that time. We were further enabled by the presence of an oversight committee consisting of Pief Panofsky, Vicki Weisskopf, and Hans Bethe, all towering physicists beyond reproach. I was proud of what we did in a charged atmosphere. In the end the oversight committee, in its report to the APS President, noted the complete independence in which we did the job, and predicted that the report would be attacked from both sides. What greater tribute could there be?

How different it is now. The giants no longer walk the earth, and the money flood has become the raison d’être of much physics research, the vital sustenance of much more, and it provides the support for untold numbers of professional jobs. For reasons that will soon become clear my former pride at being an APS Fellow all these years has been turned into shame, and I am forced, with no pleasure at all, to offer you my resignation from the Society.

It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist. Anyone who has the faintest doubt that this is so should force himself to read the ClimateGate documents, which lay it bare. (Montford’s book organizes the facts very well.) I don’t believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion. I would almost make that revulsion a definition of the word scientist.

Of course the left will now want this bastard’s head for again pointing out the obvious fact that the people that stand to make the most money are not the evil energy companies and the people that get discredited by cultists with merely a mention that they are the one’s doing it for cash, but the very cultists themselves. Governments and these green companies, initiatives, and efforts are going to rake in massive power, and trillions of dollars. People like Lewis that are disgusted at this, are finally speaking up.

Posted by AlexinCT on 10/17/10 at 08:30 AM in Left Wing Idiocy   Politics   Law, & Economics   Religion and Sky Pixies   Science and Technology   The Press Machine  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink
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