Re: [asa] science martyrs

From: Lynn Walker <lynn.wlkr@gmail.com>
Date: Sun Mar 01 2009 - 16:06:23 EST

On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 8:21 AM, Marcio Pie <pie@ufpr.br> wrote:

> Hi there,
>
> I got a simple question: what are the well-established cases of science
> martyrs? ..."
>
James Hansen has L O N G been claiming to be just such a victim and has
gotten little sympathy. It seems to be putting him over the edge now.
Bless his heart. :)

NASA’s chief climate scientist is in hot water with colleagues ....after
calling on citizens to engage in civil disobedience ... [this] blurs the
line between astronomer and activist and may violate the Hatch Act, which
prohibits federal employees from participating in partisan political
activity. ... “Why he has not been fired I do not understand” ...

March 1, 2009
http://www.icecap.us/

Lynn

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