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James Coe: The end of critical thinking?

Norm Sauer wrote a well organized and carefully researched article debating human caused climate change that was published in The Union on Sept. 21. Two days later a caustic rebuttal was published in The Union written by a professor from Pennsylvania.

How could the professor’s article appear in The Union so fast, I ask? My theory is that our small group of local “carbon haters” met and said, “How do we respond to this well thought out attack against us? We don’t have the expertise locally to respond so let’s get help from a highly paid out of state professor to do that for us.”

Of course, Norm was ridiculed by the professor, which is the common tactic used by socialists against anyone who disagrees with them. Rather than offering a clean debate, the professor said Norm did a “disservice” by even daring to debate the issue. He called Norm’s report “propaganda.”

We are witnessing the end of “critical thinking,” which is being replaced by “correct thinking,” as evidenced by a local school board member who disgraced herself and her profession by shouting “this is propaganda” as she left a town hall meeting.

James Coe

Grass Valley

Editor’s note: Michael Mann submitted his Other Voices directly to The Union on the day Mr. Sauer’s piece was published.

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