[xmca] The American Enterprise Institute awards to challenge science...

From: David Preiss (davidpreiss@uc.cl)
Date: Fri Feb 02 2007 - 23:36:25 PST

Today at the chronicle:

February 2, 2007

$10,000 Awards Offered for Scientists to Undermine Climate-Change Report

The American Enterprise Institute has offered scientists and economists
$10,000 each to write critical reviews of a report issued today by the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, according to an article in The
Guardian, a British newspaper. The institute, a right-leaning think tank that
has received more than $1.6-million from Exxon Mobile, wrote letters to
scientists asking for essays that “thoughtfully explore the limitations of
climate model outputs,” The Guardian reported. The climate-change panel, which
represents more than 1,000 scientists, issued this morning its strongest
indictment yet of humanity’s role in global warming, calling the evidence

Wonder if similar initiatives exist in education... Any experiences out there?

David D. Preiss Ph.D.
Profesor Auxiliar / Assistant Professor
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Escuela de Psicología.
Av. Vicuña Mackenna 4860.
Macul, Santiago de Chile.

Teléfono: (56-2) 354-4605 Fax: (56-2) 354-4844. Web: http://web.mac.com/ddpreiss/

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