Saturday, June 16, 2012

Orwellian thought control at Oregon State University

Climate skeptic instructor fired from Oregon State University:

In theory at least Oregon State University (OSU) seems to be a bastion of academic freedom, diversity, and tolerance. ... But it is all a fairy tale, because OSU operates under a politically correct regimen that dictates what is acceptable to say and what is not. Transgressors who dare to be different are eventually weeded out so that the campus maintains its ideological purity.

... We learned over the weekend that chemist Nickolas Drapela, PhD has been summarily fired from his position as a “Senior Instructor” in the Department of Chemistry. The department chairman Richard Carter told him that he was fired but would not provide any reason. Subsequent attempts to extract a reason from the OSU administration have been stonewalled.

... Five years ago, Oregon State Climatologist George Taylor went around quietly saying that he was not a believer. Then Governor Ted Kulongoski and many faculty at OSU including Dr. Jane Lubchenco made life impossible for Taylor, and he retired. (Lubchenco is now head of NOAA in the Obama administration.) Under those currently in charge, OSU climate research has grown to be a huge business, reportedly $90 million per year with no real deliverables beyond solid academic support for climate hysteria.


Alain said...

I find that this has become the case with every so-called university. Whatever the subject matter there is no tolerance for dissenting views. The whole education system from first grade through university has been transformed into an indoctrination system. I observe the results on a daily basis with people who have been indoctrinated by the system incapable of critical thought. You might call it the dumbing down of society.

terrence said...

And as the world continues to COOL (as it has for at least 15 years) the AGW groupies will still deny it. After all, they get paid a lot - I have seen estimates of $1 Billion a year, world wide. Much of this is from governments, lame stream "media", and corporations, who all seem to have vested interests in AGW - more taxes, more control - including dictating what can be published. Very, very sad to see this "dumbing down"