Let it be known that from this day forward (Apr 27 2009) That i am going to be forever disgusted and ashamed that the words ‘Professor Ian Plimer’ and ‘Australian’ or ‘Scientist’ ever again be mentioned in the same sentence, unless and until the word ‘former’ is able to be the adjective immediately prior to either of the last two identifiers!
Any claim the man may once have had to being intelligent and a man of scientific integrity has, for me, been permanently relinquished.
If this is what results from a background in science the world should recant and beg forgiveness from whatever potential God might be responsible for our Creation because science just lost the last shreds of respectability and believability if this man’s stated words are to be in any way claimed to indicate True Science.
If you have any respect for your own intelligence i recommmend NEVER buying a single thing he has been responsible for publishing. I hope for the sake of those who may have already done so, in their misguided innocence, that his current insanity and inability to make lucid thought is a relatively recent development of onset Alzheimers – but frankly i has me doubts about dat! 😉
i would be more inclined to be ‘charitable’ and suspect he has simply become yet another poor scientist who has decided to sell out to Big Bucks and become a ‘hired gun’ to tote the Big Business ‘party’ line.
Sickening and sad – but all too believable, in light of how he now claims to think with the release of his latest book – a deplorable mix of true fact with inaccurate data, both misinterpreted and worked into despicable misinformation and deception. Worse still he blatantly does what he is (mostly falsely) claiming thousands (the vast majority) of his fellow ‘scientists’ are doing and completely ignoring ‘history’ – history that ignores one unignorable fact about this planet and what is happening to it – the sheer size and agression of the destruction of it’s natural systems man has become responsible for due to never-before-in-history achieved levels of human habitation/energy exploitation.
It grieves me that he is allowed to speak publically, receive promotional air time on major news media and walk about freely in what is, in most other respects, a very great Nation.
i thouht i was a believer in the phrase: “I disagree with what you say but i will defend to the death your right to say it” – PASS! ( in this ‘persons’ case).