February 1, 2010

Today's Thought

"The APS, like many other scientific professional societies, made a statement supporting the theory of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming on 18 November 2007. This statement was not approved by the members of APS and was only approved by the APS Council members of that time. The membership of these societies are rarely consulted. There has been a similar revolt of members of the American Chemical Society for instance for this reason. Such statements implicitly imply that scientific truth is determined by those society members who aspire to hold offices in the society. This is not the case. It is also not the case that scientific truth is determined even by a vote of the society membership."

Charles Anderson

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