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  •  good letter (8+ / 0-)

    from some good people...

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Mon Apr 07, 2014 at 09:13:37 AM PDT

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    •  Extremely distinguished company (3+ / 0-)
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      BMScott, Choco8, Laurence Lewis

      I was heartened to see so many signees from Canadian Universities,not to mention several from Lawrence Livermore and even one from JPL,institutions not known for their progressive bent.I hope the administration would weigh this as seriously as the input from big oil/Wall Street lobbyists on the other side they've no doubt been inundated by.

      'The tyranny of the ignoramuses is absolute and inescapable' A.Einstein

      •  good scientists are always progressives (0+ / 0-)
        not to mention several from Lawrence Livermore and even one from JPL,institutions not known for their progressive bent
        Reality isn't just biased; it's the ultimate coercive force.

        Domestic politics is the continuation of civil war by other means.

        by Visceral on Mon Apr 07, 2014 at 01:32:13 PM PDT

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        •  Oppenheimer,Edward Teller ,Verner VonBraun? (0+ / 0-)

          Even Josef Mengele was a ''good scientist''.The concept of nuclear weapons designers necessarily being ''progressives'',does not fit into my framework,sorry.Being capable of solving incredibly difficult math and science problems does not automatically equate to a particular political philosophy.There has often been a divergence of thought between the political views of social and ''hard'' scientists.There are many ''realities''.

          'The tyranny of the ignoramuses is absolute and inescapable' A.Einstein

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