Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wow: Michael Mann showed "An Inconvenient Truth" in his "Gaia-The Earth System" class at Penn State; he also required students to buy his book "Dire Predictions"

Is Dr. Michael Mann Canuckophobic? « Xanthippa's Chamberpot
With all the critics of Dr. Mann ‘out there’ – why is he picking on the Canadians?

Could it be – CANUCKOPHOBIA?...

If you don’t think the vast bulk of the criticism heaped upon him is undeserved, please, consider the following: his Penn State course information contains the following: (H/T betapug)
GAIA – THE EARTH SYSTEM (EARTH 002, Section 2; 3 credits) with the course schedule for days 37 & 38 is : MOVIE: An Inconvenient Truth (Part 1 and Part 2)
Yes – according to this ‘scientist’, ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ is Universtiy-level science material! LOL!!! When, years ago, I showed it to my kids, my young son actually thought that this movie was made with intentional errors in the science so as to train kids how to spot bad science…and greatly relished pointing the mistakes out!

Come on!

If you want to be taken seriously as a scientist, you really ought to know better than to use such seriously flawed material as a teaching tool…
P.S. It looks like Dr. Mann’s legal fund is backed by George Soros, via Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and GAP’s Environmental program…this could add a whole new dimension to the conflict.
There are two required text books for the course, available at a reduced package rate through the Penn State bookstore:
Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming, by M.E. Mann and L.R. Kump

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So, Mann requires these students to pay tuition to take his class, AND he requires them to buy his book? Pay me, and pay me again! Isn't all of that rather unethical? Gaia?? Really? At a university? No God allowed, but Gaia is exalted?