|Politically Correct Science at UCSB?
(Sent by a friend to the university web page, I read the
statement. Finding the statement questionable, I sent the university
an email. -- LL/OrMag)
Subject: Oregon Magazine Energy question
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 08:41:58 -0700
From: hobbit <email@example.com>
"As fossil fuels run out ..." it says on your web page,
Does this statement include shale oil deposits in North America?
people associated with anybody who knows what "shale" is? Or,
about the stuff called "coal?" Al Gore heats one or more of his
six or eight
homes with electricity generated by this "coal" stuff. We're
running out of
both coal and shale oil deposits? Do you have a geology department?
The reason why I ask these questions has to do with both "institutions
higher learning" and "journalism."
Here, I'll explain.
I am 65 years old. When I was young, institutions of higher learning
which worked in the field known as "science" had a stated purpose,
was that of finding and teaching something known as "facts."
journalism's publicly-stated purpose in those days was to find and
disseminate the same thing.
Or, perhaps I am addressing this note to members of an organization
whose purpose is other than that I have supposed. Perhaps "ucsb"
an acronym for "University of California at Santa Barbera," then?
Am I to
conclude that it stands for "Uninformed Children Spreading Bullcrap?"
As our fossil fuels begin to run out?
Oh, and one other thing. Have you counted the number of operating
nuclear power plants in Europe, these days?
I do journalism in the old-fashioned way. Had I written the sentence
question, here, I would have informed the web page readers that the
statement referred to politically incorrect energy sources which,
abundant on the planet (and available in the zillions of tons level
in North America), do not meet the fictional global warming requirements
of the hippie socialists who now propagate their fantasies as fact
professorial chairs of what once were places where politics did not
If you have a moment, ask your meteorology department if the southern
polar ice cap on Mars is melting due to industrial plant emissions
popularity of SUV's on that planet. You might also ask them why
ten or so ice ages on Earth ended.
Cave men drove SUV's?
All the best,
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