Archive for January 25th, 2011

January 25th, 2011 - 11:20 pm § in America

Paul Nurse on Climategate and Scientists Speaking Out

from The Independent Sir Paul Nurse, t Nobelist and president of the Royal Society, Britain’s national academy of sciences, urged scientists to speak out against the media hype.   … “This is far too important to be left to the polemicists and the commentators in the media. Scienti[...]

January 25th, 2011 - 10:24 pm § in Misc.

SEC Accuses Seattle Genetics Employee of Insider Trading

Luke Timmerman at Xconomy Reports on SEC Charges Against a Seattle Genetics Company.  The comonay has a breakthrough new technology that chemically links antibodies to anticancer drugs. Seattle Genetics had some great news for shareholders and cancer patients last September, … when the compan[...]

January 25th, 2011 - 5:29 pm § in Uncategorized

Standards For Scientists and for Generals!

Seymor Hirsch gave a frightening speech in Qatar Hersh claims that a large part of the US military are members of fundamentalist Christian organizations, including Opus Dei.  He says that this includes generals as high as the top command and leaders of the special forces. In part this claim rests o[...]

January 25th, 2011 - 3:12 pm § in Religion

Knowledge NOT a Criterion in Faculty Searches?

The University of Kentucky has settled a lawsuit by a failed faculty applicant.  The applicant, Martin Gaskell, for a position in Astronomy was turned down, supposedly because Dr. Gaskell is a professed Christian.  Dr. Glaskell claims he is not a creationist and does accept the modern physical vie[...]

January 25th, 2011 - 3:17 am § in Uncategorized

When Ambition Collides With Intellectual Honesty

It’s okay to lie through your teeth when you’re running for public office, but not when you’re publishing historical research. Funny how that works, isn’t it? Maybe we should require politicians to be truthful and let academics get away with whoppers because nobody reads thei[...]