Eli Rabett has been looking at Joel Kauffman who has published some HIV/AIDS denial in JPANDS and some AGW denial in the Journal of Scientific Exploration. I’ve mentioned JPANDS here before, but JSE is even further out on the fringe, promoting stuff like UFOs and parapsychology.
Rabett has some choice quotes from Kauffman’s piece:
Either Warmers or Skeptics may accept that primordial ionizing radiation from within warms the Earth.
And then there’s this:
Because of the existence of a research cartel and media control in this field (Bauer, 2004), the readers’ forbearance in my use of websites and non-refereed sources is requested.
The dissident opinions on HIV/AIDS or global warming, for example, can be
found most commonly in publications associated with conservative political
views, for instance the Spectator (UK), the Washington Times, or books from
publishers like Regnery.
“Everyone knows” that promiscuous burning of fossil fuels is warming up
global climates33. Everyone does not know that competent experts dispute this34
and that official predictions are based on tentative data fed into computer models
whose validity could be known only many decades hence (Crichton, 2003).
Yes, he’s citing Michael “Spoon Bender” Crichton.
Anyway, Quadrant, Australia’s other pseudo-science magazine (besides Nexus), has published an HIV/AIDS denial piece by Bauer. And they also published an extremely positive review of Bauer’s HIV/AIDS denial book. The author of the review, one Sev Sternhell, also has an AGW denial piece in the latest issue of Quadrant. (It’s not online, but it’s the usual stuff, falsely claiming that the IPCC have dropped the hockey stick down the memory hole, and recommending junkscience.com as the place to go to learn about the science.)
And curiously enough, Kauffman, Bauer and Sternhell, as well as being HIV/AIDS denialists and AGW denialists are all emeritus professors of chemistry.