[Marxism] Freeman Dyson on scientific heretics and climate change

Lenin's Tomb leninstombblog at googlemail.com
Sat Aug 11 12:40:07 MDT 2007


On 8/11/07, Bob Hopson <bobhpsn at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> Dyson was a Cold War scientist -- he worked on the
> Manhattan project, and on the secret nuclear rocket
> stuff, etc.  To my knowledge he's never had much
> interest in political heresy (e.g. opposing the
> blacklisting of scientists during the McCarthy period)
> or rocking the boat in the sense you describe, which
> is of course more important.  He seems to be quite
> politically timid.


That's interesting.  If he was involved in the Manhattan project, then he
probably bore some responsibility for the thousands of experiments on live
but unwitting human beings carried out as an offshoot of that.  He is also,
for what it is worth, a supporter of Intelligent Design.



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