After the scientific giants such as Garrett Lisi, Marcelo Gleiser, and Lee Smolin with their deep and likely "mainstream" theories of everything and nothing (who deny that there are any symmetries, laws of physics, or theorems - but they're surely not deniers, are they? They are so liberal!) were given most of the attention in the previous issues, it's great to be a part of a community described by this "prestigious" and "scientific" magazine. :-)
Among seven articles about the "denialists", there is even one written by our "friend". Michael Fitzpatrick says that the "deniers" shouldn't be called names because they deserve as much respect as those who think that HIV doesn't cause AIDS. ;-) Thank you so much for your generosity, Mr Fitzpatrick.
It's simply amazing how much self-confidence these individuals whose skulls are self-evidently flooded with by-products of the digestive tract and who are obviously 40 IQ points and the equivalent of 10 years of education beneath many of us can gain just by seeing many other individuals who suffer from the very same condition. Here's a short list of this journalistic cesspool:
► Living in denial: special report: introduction to the nice articlesDuring communism, the official totalitarian newspapers would sometimes publish hit pieces against Havel and other dissidents, with some (partially true) comments about his friendship with alcohol, lots of negative emotions, intimidation of anyone who would dare to agree with him about anything, and some hugely misleading remarks about the links between his family and the Nazis.
► When a skeptic isn't a skeptic by Michael Shermer
► Why sensible people reject the truth by Debora MacKenzie
► How corporation manufacture doubt by Richard DeSmogBlog Littlemore Thanoneshit
► Unleashing a lie by Jim Giles
► Questioning science isn't blasphemy by Michael Fitzpatrick
► The truth is our only weapon by Michael Shermer
► Most of Britain now underwater: skeptics keeping it secret
But I don't remember a special issue of such a big magazine that would be wholly dedicated to slinging mud at the ideological opposition. These AGW guys seem much more obsessed and fanatical than the communists used to be and I am inclined to believe that if the likes of Mr Littlemore managed to get real power, they would kill many more people than Stalin did.
It's sad that genuine science can't register the "Scientist" trademark so that these individuals' lies could be de facto legally terminated.