BiPiSci – Political Scientist: Michael Mann / Activist Scientist

by Gary Niederhoff on March 18, 2019

Big Picture Science – Activist Scientist
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Click above to listen to part 3 of Skeptic Check: Political Scientist, featuring Michael Mann, professor of atmospheric science, and Director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University, describing what’s driven him, somewhat reluctantly, into the political domain.

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avatar Richard March 25, 2019 at 11:31 am

Michael Mann – “It’s important for us to speak the truth”

I agree with him there. It’s not good to make up things.

Michael Mann – “Yeah well it’s it’s funny because there was actually an editorial after the 2009 …….. at the time the journal Nature, which is one of the most conservative institutions in science, the oldest and most revered scientific journal, published you know Sir Isaac Newton’s work I believe, the journal Nature wrote an editorial where ……”

Michael Mann would do well to read Sir Isaac Newton’s Principia, first published in 1687 or his Optiks published in 1704, long before the journal Nature was ever dreamt of. He might learn a bit of science, and a bit of truth.

I can understand the name dropping however. The desire to imply that he is somehow associated with Sir Isaac Newton. But to say that he is not worthy of gathering the crumbs under his table would be an understatement. He is not worthy of mentioning Sir Isaac Newton’s name.

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