So, I after looking at who was on Inhofe’s list of scientists that he claims dispute global warming and on the Discovery Institute’s list of Darwin dissentors, I thought I should see who was Inhofe’s list and this list of HIV/AIDS “rethinkers”. The HIV/AIDS list seems to be even dodgier than Inhofe’s, including chiropracters, homeopaths, poets and this Lovecraft-inspired entry:

Ivy Shoots. PhD student, Miskatonic University, Massachusetts; Fulbright Scholar

Anyway, there were five names on both lists:

Eduardo Ferreyra. President of the Argentine Foundation for a Scientific Ecology, which seems to just be Ferreyra and a couple of his friends.

Ferrerya has commented on this blog — as well as the HIV/AID and AGW denial, he subscribes the DDT ban myth. Plus this:

In January 1980, conducted an expedition into a Jivaro indian tribe on the Wichimi River, in the Ecuadorian Amazon, few miles from the Peruvian border. He went along with César Miranda, Emerit Professor at the National University in Córdoba, Argentina, and together made a research that suggested the Jivaro indians came from Okinawa, Japan.

Dr. James DeMeo. Director, Orgone Biophysical Research Lab. Apparently orgone energy is the real explanation for global warming:

However, cloudbusting is definitely not “magic”, but a combination of
both natural science and empirical art, requiring the practitioner to
know much about modern science, climate and technical matters. They
must also have the capacity to feel the atmospheric orgone energy via
organ sensations
, and to see the expressive language of the living
which appears across the whole of Nature, if one knows what to look
for, and has the eyes to see. It helps us to understand previously
inexplicable things such as the relationship between desert-spreading
and the subsequent appearance of droughts and heatwaves, both of which
fuel the misunderstood “global warming” and “El Nino” effects, which
in fact are regional in nature, and always connected with outbreaks of
expanding Saharasian desert atmospheres.

Joel Kauffman. Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Kauffman doesn’t think that orgone energy is causing global warming. No, he writes:

Either Warmers or Skeptics may accept that primordial ionizing radiation from within warms the Earth.

Michael R. Fox reckons that global warming is a big fraud by scientitsts so thay can get research money:

One explanation of this may be described by John Ray, M.A., Ph.D., writing from Brisbane, Australia: “The Holy Grail for most scientists is not truth but research grants. And the global warming scare has produced a huge downpour of money for research. Any mystery why so many scientists claim some belief in global warming?”

Justin Loew. Meteorologist, WAOW-TV. The comment that got him on to Inhofe’s list was this, where he does not seem to be disputing AGW:

Call me skeptical, but I think the headlines have shifted dramatically over the last year (to “climate change”) in response to the fact that the earth hasn’t warmed one degree since 1998. In fact, the average global temperature has gone down slightly. I suppose it might start to sound silly saying “global warming” when the globe hasn’t warmed for 10 years. If the AGW theorists are confident in the global climate model predictions of environmental armageddon, then they should not be afraid to continue using the term “global warming” or more accurately AGW.

In case anyone’s interested: There were four names on the Discovery Institute’s list of Darwin skeptics and on the list of HIV/AIDS doubters: Robert W. Bass, Bruce D Evans, Mae-Wan Ho, and Jonathan Wells.

Comments

  1. #1 bi -- IJI
    December 21, 2008

    > Michael R. Fox reckons that global warming is a big fraud by scientitsts so thay can get research money:

    I’m too lazy to check, but is this the same Michael R. Fox who claimed at the Heartland “2008 International Conference on Climate Change” that global warming is a conspiracy concocted by anti-human, anti-nuclear, anti-civilization, anti-capitalism neo-Marxists to gain political power?

  2. #2 Doug Clover
    December 21, 2008

    Well no political agenda there then.

    Doug

  3. #3 Marion Delgado
    December 21, 2008

    Speaking for the anti-human, anti-nuclear, anti-civilization, anti-capitalism neo-Marxists, Frank BI, I sure hope you aren’t the one who told them!

    Remember, fellow eco-hairies: Thanks to the pusilanimous Geneva Convention our liberal allies forced down the throats of the American people, all the forces of freedom can demand from us is our name, rank and serial number! As anarchist totalitarians, we of course don’t have the latter 2, and for the first, good luck with “Dark Sunshine” and “HackeySack Hank.”

  4. #4 John J. McKay
    December 21, 2008

    No doubt, the Jivaro Indians traveled from Okinawa to Ecuador via the inside of the hollow earth. It’s well known to hollow earthers that one of the entrances to that realm is through a series of tunnels that the Atlanteans (or maybe the Lemurians) built in the Andes. On the other hand, maybe the Jivaros were moved from Okinawa to Ecuador by greedy scientists looking for research grants. They do that sort of thing, you know.

  5. #5 Eli Rabett
    December 21, 2008

    No doubt about it Kauffman is an all arounder

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