Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What's Up With Watts II

Since I reported on denailist blogger Anthony Watts use of copyright law to censor one of his critics, lots of others have noticed it and reported on it too:

Climate Crock Anthony Watts Scrubs YouTube Video

Global warming denier uses the DMCA to silence a critic

Watts Up With Watts? Error!

This is Watts waxing-lryical on supposed censorship of the crock-science he defends;

This reminds me of Galileo and his fight with the Roman Catholic Church in 1632. Galileo wanted to publish a book Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems which totally revised the earth centric view of the universe favored by scientists, scholars, and clergy of the time and built on the work of the earlier astronomer Copernicus. Galilieo was tried and imprisoned for daring to speak out against the “consensus” of the time for what he saw as a scientific truth.

I think we would all do well to follow this maxim: “People who live in greenhouses shouldn’t throw stones”.

Yes Mr Watt's, People who live in greenhouses shouldn’t throw stones - so why are you hefting a breezeblock? Sacred of debate? It seems the answer is yes.

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