The Weekly Sam: The Benefits of Cursive Writing by Sam Blumenfeld

 

The teaching of handwriting has a low priority among educators these days. They believe
that handwriting is passe and that in the future everyone will be using word processors to
do their writing. But have you noticed how easy it is to make errors when writing an email?
Parents can be quite confused by the subject of handwriting. So whenever I lecture at a
homeschool convention, I always ask by a show of hands if parents think
that handwriting should be  taught. Usually the response is unanimously positive.
So you agree that teaching your child to write is an important part of your homeschooIing
curriculum.  The next question I raise is: If you believe that handwriting should be formally
taught. do you believe that your child should be taught manuscript- also known as ‘ball and-stick’
– first or cursive first?- Most parents assume that ball-and-stick should precede
cursive, because that’s the way they were taught in school. Besides, it is supposed to be
easier that way.

But then I tell them that when I was in primary school in the 1930s, like their grandparents,
we were all taught cursive handwriting, or what was then known as “penmanship,” using
pens dipped in real ink. That was before ballpoint pens were invented. We were actually
taught in the first grade that there was a correct way to hold a pen so that we would be
able write with ease and facility without tiring. Thus, in those ancient days, an important
part of the primary curriculum was the development of good handwriting, and we were
given plenty of time to make that possible.

This surprises most parents who assume that print script always preceded cursive writing.
But when I tell them otherwise, I then have to explain why cursive should precede print
script and not vice versa.

If you teach a child to print for the first two years, that child develops writing habits that will
become permanent. Thus when you try to get your child to switch to cursive in the third
grade, you will find resistance to learning a whole new way of writing. That child may
rontinue to print for the rest of his or her life. Some children develop a hybrid handwriting
consisting of a mixture of both print and cursive. That seems to have become the dominant
form of writing in America. And there are those children who develop a good cursive
handwrtting because they’ve always wanted to and practiced it secretly on the side.
Thus, experience dearly indicates that if you teach ball-and-stick first, your child may never
develop a decent cursive handwriting, while if you teach cursive first, your child can always
learn to print very nicely later on. In other words, cursive first and print later makes good
developmental sense.

An important and frequently overlooked benefit is that cursive helps a child learn to read.
With ball-and-stick it is very easy to confuse b’s and d’s. But with cursive, a b starts like an
I, and a d starts like an a. The distinction that children make in writing the letters in cursive
carries over to the reading process. In addition, in writing print script,. the letter ‘S’ may be all
over the page, sometimes written from left to right and from right to left. In cursive, where
all of the letters connect. the child learns displine. This helps in learning to
spell, for how the letters join with one another creates habits of hand movement that
automatically aid the spelling process.

Of course, your child should also be taught to print. That can easily be done after your child
has developed a good cursive handwriting. Another important benefit of cursive first is if
your child is left-handed. A right-handed individual tilts the paper counter-clockwise in order
to give one’s handwriting the proper slant. With the left-handed child, the paper must be
tilted in an extreme clockwise position so that the child can write from the bottom up. If the
paper is not tilted cIockwise, the left-handed child may want to use the hook. form of
writing. This usually happens when the child is taught ball-and-stick first with the paper in a
straight up position.

If you consider good handwriting or fine penmanship a desired outcome of your home
teaching, then you must teach cursive first. There are a number of good cursive programs
available on the market. The Abeka program from Pensacrna Christian College is probably
one of the best  available..

I am often asked if Italic is a good way of teaching a child to write. Italic script is more in
the dass of calligraphy than handwriting, and therefore takes longer to learn and requires
more skill than a standard cursive handwriting. So, simply learn this simple principle:
cursive first. print later.

Here is a link to the original article in PDF format:  http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/Articles/Benefits%20of%20Cursive%20Writing.pdf

 

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The Weekly Sam: The Homeschool Movement and Christian Revival by Samuel L. Blumenfeld

 

The crisis in the West, in the industrially advanced nations,
and particularly in the United States, is one brought on by the
prevalence of state-controlled education in which the Left has
wielded overwhelming ideological influence on the minds of the
young, thereby creating endless conflicts between disparate
philosophies and world views. The increase in illiteracy, homelessness,
poverty, drug addiction, social disintegration, teenage
rebellion and despair are the results of an education system that
promotes moral subjectivism, situational ethics, behaviorism,
sexual permissiveness, and evolution

By denying the existence of God, of moral absolutes, of the
soul, of the intellect, the system denies children the only true
protection they have against evil. By denying the existence of sin,
the system denies children their only means of understanding and
controlling the satanic spirit that has infected the human race
since the fall of man. The worst thing that we can do to a child
is teach him or her that sin does not exist. It is only through an
acknowledgment of sin that a human being can begin to deal with it.
It is to the credit of a growing number of Christian families
in America that secular public education is finally being recognized
as the destroyer of the moral standards and values which are the
imperatives of a Christian society. The home-school movement is
where the true Christian revival is taking place — not in the
churches,  not even in the Christian school.
The revival is taking place within the Christian hom-school
family, where the father has assumed spiritual leadership, where
parents pass on to their children the knowledge, wisdom and values
of a Christian heritage. The revival is based on the family’s
return to Biblical principles in parenting, child-rearing, and
education. God commands parents to educate their children in a
Godly manner. The home-school movement thereby fulfills the
first requisite of revival: obedience to God.
True revival cannot take place in church where Christians
profess to be born again but send their children to public schools
to be corrupted and proselytized by humanists. True revival occurs
when Christian parents take full control of, and responsibilit y
for, their children’s education and, when they do so, in obedience
to God’s commandments.

True revival means true obedience to God’s way. When children
follow God’s way, the y learn to sa y grace at meals, to respect and
honor their parents, to accept God’s plan for their lives. They
learn to love Christ for His gift of salvation. They learn to grow
and prosper within the safe constraints of God’s law but with the
glorious freedom to be God’s child and to exercise one’s talents,
abilities, and special gifts for His glory.
That is the kind of revival that is taking place in the homeschool
movement, where the Christian family has made a radical
decision to break with secular cultural norms and create an entirely
new kind of modern Christian family where obedience to God is
central, where learning is a family affair, where enterprise is
encouraged, and where the latest technology is adapted to God’s
purposes. This is the kind of revival, the kind of movement,
that has the potential of changing America dramatically in the
next two decades and influencing the Western world in general.
Already the American home-school movement is influencing
Christian families in other countries. It is serving as a model
of integrated, happy, loving family life where children live and
work in harmony with their parents, where children are protected
from the dangers of a corrupt, irrational, and increasingly
violent and diseased society. It is a model that is so attractive
that many public-school children admire and envy their home-schooling
neighbors. wishing that their own narents would decide to emulate
them.

The crisis in education in America is a crisis of conflicting
purposes and conflicting goals. The government schools have their
own agenda, and Christian parents have another. Those parents who
persist in sending their children to the public schools help
perpetuate the crisis through their patronage and support of a
system that is in conflict with their own professed belief s. And
the simple truth is that Christians will never wrest control of the
system from the humanists, for the latter have so thoroughly shaped
the system in their own image that no accomodation with Christianity
is even remotely possible. Thus, handing one’s children over to
the humanists for education is tantamount to handing them over to
Satan.

And so, while the superficial revival of the ’80s made a
great deal of splash through flamboyant televangelism, the true
and profound revival is taking place quietly but steadily among
the home-schoolers~ — where whole families have made a decision
to live according to God’s way. And by their fruits we shall
know them!  The home-school family is producing a youngster who represents
the finest expression of the American Christian character: moral
in behavior, peer independent, self-confident, respectful of
elders, self-disciplined, inventive, freedom loving, patriotic,
enterprising, and God fearing. These are the youngsters who will
become the leaders of tomorrow . With enough of them, America
of will once more be a nation worthy of  God’s grace, living in obedience
to His commandments.

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UN Lobbying Group to Launch Congressional Caucus on March 13 by Granite State Futures

Dear Friends in Liberty,

If I know you, and I think I do, you are all patriots who believe in the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. You know that the constitutional republic is the best form of government because, ideally, it was created for only a very few purposes; to protect our lives, guarantee our liberty, our rights to our property, and nothing much else.

Goodness knows it has strayed so far from this.

It pains me to think that while we as conservatives, labor at the local and state level to keep liberty and the spirit of the republic alive, there are REPUBLICANS in CONGRESS IN DC, with others, who are seeking to sabotage our efforts.

Congressman Darrell Issa (R) who follows us on Twitter, is part of this effort.

For your convenience, I have included the whole article below, with links.

I hope you will take the time to read this in full and follow the links to the Venture website.
Like other insidious lobbies, the UN will be permanently embedded in all the doings of Congress.
Zack Huhn tells me he is a ‘conservative’ and confused about why I think he’s associated with any of these regionalism groups. In fact, he says they don’t even USE the word regional ever. REALLY?

UN Lobbying Group to Launch Congressional Caucus on March 13
Congress is selling out our government to the United Nations and its goals.

We’ve had personal correspondence with this guy. His name is Zack Huhn. When I ask  him what the heck he thinks he is doing, he says he’s “confused”.

He claims his organization has nothing to do with the UN, their SDG goals or regionalism, and in fact, never even uses the word “regionalism”.

But now, on March 13, he is planning the launch of a congressional caucus (more like a group with permanent lobbying status and access to our legislators in DC) under the auspices of his group “Venture Smarter”. He is doing this  WITH THE HELP OF CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS like Darrell Issa (R).

In an article written by Zack Huhn, Venture Smarter CEO, he describes:

“For cities and nations dedicated to the UN SDG’s, the foundation is especially appealing as a means by which to shorten project timeframes and enhance outcomes.”

Does that sound like he’s not at all connected to the United Nations agenda as he claims?

He says “For Cities, we might call them “Smart City Development Goals,” but the foundational principals remain the same: 100% Connected.”

He concludes with this:  “The UN SDG’s are a good model, but no easy feat. By focusing on smart and connected development first, we will streamline efforts related to each of the United Nations Sustainable Development goal as we build smart cities and connected communities rooted in solutions that create better places to live, work, and visit.” 

“Interested in setting Smart and Connected Development Goals in your region?
Get in touch! (e) hello@venturesmarter.com ”

Indeed. Someone ought to email Zack and ask why he lied to me. This is the UN agenda on steroids. Complete connectivity and 100% CONTROL over all human “settlements”, land ownership, property rights, transportation modes, food distribution, and educational content.

 Read the whole article here…

They want your soul…

Please let me know what you think. I’ve contacted Rosa Koire, Tom DeWeese, John Anthony, and Hal Shurtleff who now works with Tom DeWeese. Am I the only one who knows this is happening?

Darrell Issa follows us on Twitter as a result of my tagging him about this, but has not responded.

Yours in Liberty,
GSF(s)

The Weekly Sam: Ten Reasons Why Christian Parents Should Take Their Children Out of Public Schools by Sam Blumenfeld

In the wake of yet another public school massacre, Sam Blumenfeld’s warning to parents several decades ago is more relevant than ever:

1o Reasons Why Christian Parents Should Take Their Chldren Out of Public Schools by Sam Blumenfeld:

There has been much debate of late among Christians whether or not their children
should be taken out of the public schools and put into private Christian schools or
homeschooled. 1 firmly believe that they should be taken out, and I’ve outlined ten good
reasons why this should be done, and done as soon as possible.

The first reason is pretty obvious. The Bible commands parents to bring up their
children in the love and admonition of the Lord. We read in Deuteronomy 6:6: “And
these words, which 1 command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach
them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house,
and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”
How can a Christian parent obey that commandment and put a child in a school that is so
militantly anti-Christian and anti-God? The public schools represent the antithesis of a
Godly education. They should not be patronized by Christians.

Reason two: The public schools are not only anti-Christian but represent a government
establishment of religion called Humanism. Your child is at risk of being deChristianized
by the religion of public education. Here’s what humanist John J. Dunphy wrote in the
Humanist magazine of January 1983:

I am convinced that the battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in
the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as
proselytizers of a new faith: a religion of humanity that recognizes and respects
the spark of what theologians call divinity in every human being. These teachers
must embody the same selfless dedication as the most rabid fundamentalist
preachers, for they will be ministers of another sort, utilizing a classroom instead
of a pulpit to convey humanist values in whatever subject they teach, regardless of
educational level-preschool day care or large state university. The classroom
must become an arena of conflict between the old and the new-the rotting corpse
of Christianity, together with its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of
humanism, resplendent in its promise of a world in which the never-realized
Christian ideal of “love thy neighbor” will fmally be achieved.
We already know that millions of Christian children have lost their faith because they fell
prey to humanist proselytizers who preach that God does not exist and that human beings
can be as gods. Do you have any guarantee that your child will be immune from these
lies?
Reason three: The educators have redefmed the purpose of education. Its purpose is no
longer to impart academic skills so that your child can develop independent intelligence,
and make a life for himself. The new purpose of education was defmed by Professor
Benjamin Bloom in his book, Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, published in 1956, in
which he wrote:
By educational objectives, we mean explicit formulations of the ways in which
students are expected to be changed by the educative process. That is, the ways in
which they will change in their thinking, their feelings, and their actions …. The
evidence points our convincingly to the fact that age is a factor operating against
attempts to effect a complete or thorough-going reorganization of attitudes and
values …. The evidence collected thus fur suggests that a single hour of classroom
activity under certain conditions may bring about a major reorganization in
cognitive as well as affective behaviors.
As a Christian parent you will never know-and you will never be told-when that single
hour of classroom activity will be sprung on your child. The child who returns home
from school that day, may not be the same child you sent to school that morning. You’ve
played Russian roulette with your child’s spiritual life, and you’ve lost. In addition, this
change of values between children and parents inevitably leads to intense conflict within
the family. When children adopt humanist values, they become haters of their family’s
biblical values. That’s what destroys so many Christian families.

Reason four: Public schools now teach sex education almost as a form of pomography,
encouraging children to engage in premarital recreational sex. The result is that many
Christian girls have lost their virginity, developed sexually transmitted diseases, become
pregnant, had an abortion, and lost their self-esteem. The boys, under peer pressure, are
forced into sexual intimacy long before they are ready to be fathers. The children are
considered animals with no control over their sexual urges.

Reason five: Drug education arouses interest in drugs, especially when the children are
told that they must make their own decisions about drugs. This gives children a choice,
which any Christian parent would consider the wrong thing to do. There is no decision
making when it comes to drugs. A Christian child need not know all about drugs. All he
needs to know is that drugs are unequivocally forbidden. But that’s not the message
conveyed in the public schools. The result? Many Christian children get into drugs and
become hooked.

Reason six: As you know, we are presently involved in a life-and-death cultural war
between Christianity and secular humanism. When you patronize the enemy’s
institutions you are giving tacit approval of what that institution stands for. In addition, if
you have any understanding of the forces that oppose us, you know that they have
billions of dollars with which to fight us. So why give them your children? If you want
to win this war, the easiest, least bloody way to win it is by withdrawing your children
from their institutions. They cannot succeed without your children. It’s as simple as that.
So by giving them your children you are helping them tie the noose around the neck of
Christianity.

Reason seven: It is unreasonable to expect Christian children to be missionaries in the
public schools when they have not had professional training, are unable to answer the
arguments of their enemies, gain the contempt of their teachers, and become demoralized
in the process. You can’t expect children to do the job which even adults find difficult.

Reason eight: Satanists in the public schools have targeted Christian students for
persecution and even murder. That’s what took place at Columbine High School in
Littleton, Colorado, and also in a school in Paducah, Kentucky. In other words, Christian
children are at risk in public schools where Bible reading and prayer are outlawed, but
Satanism isn’t. Satanists have free reign in the public schools and your child may
become a victim of their evil force.

Reason nine: Children in the public schools are considered to be animals, because the
behavioral psychology that now governs public education is based on the theory of
evolution which claims that human beings and monkeys have a common ancestor.
Humanist behaviorists use animal training techniques to teach your precious child who
was made in the image of God. But the schools teach your child that he or she is simply
a higher form of monkey. When children accept the notion that they are animals, they are
apt to act as animals, without conscience, without a sense of moral absolutes.

Reason ten: Because of widespread educational malpractice in the schools, your child is
in danger of becoming learning disabled, dyslexic, or afflicted with attention deficit
disorder. Your child is in danger of becoming functionally illiterate. At least thirty
percent of the children in public schools emerge at the end of the process unable to read
properly, spell correctly, or do basic arithmetic. Do you have a guarantee that your child
will not be a victim of this educational malpractice?
I’m sure that I could come up with many more reasons. But these ten I hope will give
Christian parents enough food for thought so that they will make the right choice in favor
of God’s commandment. The public schools cannot be saved by Christians. Nor should
Christians want to save them since they have been rendered morally dangerous by
Supreme Court decisions and the likes of the National Education Association.
By withdrawing your children from the public schools, you will be making your own
declaration of independence from the satanic institutions that the public schools have
become. You will be exercising the precious freedom you still have to take control of
your children’s education. And by doing so, you will be preserving the heritage of
freedom to pass on to your children, and your children’s children.

Here is a link to the above article in PDF:  http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/Articles/Ten%20Reasons%20Why%20Parents%20Should%20Take%20Their%20Children%20Out%20of%20Public%20Schools.pdf

 

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TEN GREAT THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT GEORGE WASHINGTON

TEN GREAT THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT GEORGE WASHINGTON:

By Tri-corner Tom Moor

1) A brilliant man, he was nonetheless homeschooled and self-taught,

unlike most other founding fathers, who had college educations.

2) At the age of 18 he surveyed the land around the 215 foot Natural Bridge archway,

in Virginia, climbed up the inside wall of the arch and carved his initials 23 feet

above the river, nice and big, “GW” and you can still see them today. It is also said that

he threw a stone up and over the 215 foot arch, which now supports US Highway 11.

3) Was a fearless warrior. In The French and Indian War had two horses shot out from under him,

four bullet holes in his jacket and one through his hat. An Indian who observed the event

remarked that his life must be guided by a “Great Spirit.”

4) Elected General of The Continental Army and swore them in on Cambridge Common, in

Massachusetts, on July 3, 1775. Exactly one year and one day before Independence was

declared.

5) Had his Cambridge headquarters at a large mansion on Tory Row, a line of large homes

on Brattle Street formerly occupied by wealthy loyalists who began to leave after

Lexington and Concord. It was there that he celebrated his 17th wedding anniversary

with his wife, Martha.  Several generations later, the famous poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,

(who wrote The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere), lived in that same house. And the poet

always called it, “The General’s House.”

6) Our first president, called, “First in war, First in Peace, First in the hearts of his countrymen,” and

this was very true. He was the unanimous choice to be our first President, and for both terms

received every single vote of the electoral college. No other president has done this even once.

7) Was a great supporter, and chief creator of our More Perfect Union (that is the one-ness of states in one nation,

and of our people,  to think of ourselves, first and foremost, as Americans (as opposed to being Virginians or New Yorkers, etc). To that effect he travelled to every single state in the Union during his presidency. His comments are worth

noting today, in our time of divisive identity politics. In his farewell address, he said,

“The unity of government which constitutes you one people is also now dear to you. It is justly so, for it is a main pillar in the edifice of your real independence, the support of your tranquility at home, your peace abroad; of your safety; of your prosperity; of that very liberty which you so highly prize. But as it is easy to foresee that, from different causes and from different quarters, much pains will be taken, many artifices employed to weaken in your minds the conviction of this truth; as this is the point in your political fortress against which the batteries of internal and external enemies will be most constantly and actively (though often covertly and insidiously) directed, it is of infinite moment that you should properly estimate the immense value of your national union to your collective and individual happiness; that you should cherish a cordial, habitual, and immovable attachment to it; accustoming yourselves to think and speak of it as of the palladium of your political safety and prosperity; watching for its preservation with jealous anxiety; discountenancing whatever may suggest even a suspicion that it can in any event be abandoned; and indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts.

For this you have every inducement of sympathy and interest. Citizens, by birth or choice, of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism more than any appellation derived from local discriminations. With slight shades of difference, you have the same religion, manners, habits, and political principles. You have in a common cause fought and triumphed together; the independence and liberty you possess are the work of joint counsels, and joint efforts of common dangers, sufferings, and successes.

But these considerations, however powerfully they address themselves to your sensibility, are greatly outweighed by those which apply more immediately to your interest. Here every portion of our country finds the most commanding motives for carefully guarding and preserving the union of the whole.”

8. Of course the term, “In order to form a more perfect Union,” comes from the Preamble to our constitution,

written by Gouvernour Morris. During the constitutional convention, Alexander Hamilton and a few other

patriots bet Morris that he would not go up and slap George Washington on the back and say, “So very good

to see you well, General.”   Morris did this, and Washington stood up and gave him such a withering look that

Morris said he should rather die than try that again…..

9. The nations greatest horseman, fearless Washington would often ride ahead of the lines to scout the British positions.

Also perhaps the nations best dancer, the General had the ladies lined up to dance with him at every formal ball.

10. A man of great faith. In his daily morning prayer he asked God to, “Daily frame me more and more into the likeness of thy son, Jesus Christ, that   “living in Thy fear and dying in Thy favor , I may in the appointed time attain the resurrection

of the just unto eternal life.”

 

 

The Weekly Sam: How Harvard Went from Calvinism to Unitarianism

How Harvard Went from Calvinism to Unitarianism
By Samuel Blumenfeld
Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is the oldest and most prestigious
university in the United States. It was founded by Puritan settlers in the Massachusetts
Bay Colony in 1636 as a college to train up a learned clergy. A Puritan minister was
expected to be able to quote and expound Holy Scripture from the original Hebrew and
Greek and to have a good knowledge of the writings in Latin of the Church Fathers, the
Scholastic Philosophers, and the Reformers.

In 1639, the college was named after John Harvard who, upon his death a year earlier,
had bequeathed to the infant college his library of over 400 books and a large sum of
money to be used for building.

The first Harvard president of note was Henry Dunster, a thirty-year-old graduate of
Cambridge University who arrived in Boston in 1640. He expected the new college to
live up to the standards of England’s two great universities, Oxford and Cambridge. A
three-year course in the Liberal Arts, the Three Philosophies, and the Learned Tongues
was instituted for the Bachelor’s degree.

In 1650 President Dunster was able to obtain from the General Court, the colony’s
legislature, the Charter under which Harvard University still operates. The President and
Treasurer and five fellows were incorporated as the ruling body of the College. In later
years they became known as the Overseers. Samuel Eliot Morrison writes in Three
Centuries of Harvard (p. 23):

“A learned clergy was the immediate and pressing social need that Harvard was expected
to supply; but the advancement of learning was the broad purpose of the College.
Harvard students were reminded that the object of their literary and scientific studies was
the greater knowledge of God; and that the acquisition of knowledge for its own sake,
without ‘laying Christ in the bottome, as the only foundation’ was futile and sinful.”

Such was the basic philosophy of the College. There was always the fear among the
colonists that without religious education, their children would become barbarous. Which
is exactly what has happened today. Secular education without Biblical religion is indeed
creating an ignorant and barbarous youth.

By the 1690s, liberal, anti-Calvinist influences began to infiltrate the governing body of
the college. And by 1701, Harvard’s liberal tendencies had become so pronounced that a
new orthodox college was founded at New Haven, Connecticut, which became Yale
University. All the founders of Yale were Harvard graduates in the Connecticut Valley or
on Long Island Sound.

On October 28, 1707, John Leverett became President of Harvard. This was the first time
that a layman and a liberal was elected to an office hitherto held by an orthodox Puritan
minister. Although Leverett instituted no changes in the curriculum, his liberal policies
began to be reflected in student behavior. He wrote in his own diary in 1717 that the
Faculty was having trouble with “profane swearing,” “riotous Actions” and “bringing
Cards into the College.” Many college clubs were formed by students, which encouraged
questionable behavior.

By 1800, the liberal seed, first sown by Leverett, became the full-blown fruit of
Unitarianism, which rejected the Trinity, rejected the divinity of Christ, and rejected all
the tenets of Calvinism. The final battle that ended the ongoing war between the orthodox
and Unitarians took place in 1805 when Reverend Henry Ware, a Unitarian minister, was
elected Hollis Professor of Divinity. Morrison writes (p. 189): “Thus the theological
department of New England’s oldest university went Unitarian. Orthodox Calvinists of
the true Puritan tradition now became open enemies to Harvard.”
Actually, it was the other way around. It was the Unitarians who considered Calvinists to
be their primary enemy, setting Harvard on a secular course that would become
increasingly non-Christian. The distaste that Harvard liberals today show toward
Christian fundamentalism is a continuation of their war against Trinitarian orthodoxy. It
should be noted that Secular Humanism is a direct outgrowth of Harvard’s Unitarian
philosophy.

Unitarianism is not a revealed religion. It is a social movement based on the notion that
man is basically good and morally perfectible, and that all that is needed to achieve this
moral and social utopia is a good secular education. And that is why the Unitarians
became the major force in the public school movement.
It should also be noted that Unitarian liberalism is at the core of American political
liberalism, for the chief practice of Unitarians was and still is social political activism
based on the belief that government could solve all of our problems. And that’s the liberal
political philosophy that prevails today

A link to this article in PDF:  http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/Articles/How%20Harvard%20Became%20Liberal.pdf   

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The Weekly Sam: Camp Constitution’s YouTube Page Created the Sam Blumenfeld Playlist

While there are numerous videos of Sam Blumenfeld on YouTube, we thought that it would be a good idea to create a Sam Blumenfeld Playlist that would make it easier for people to access Sam’s important work.  As time permits, we will add videos and convert the audio to video and upload it on our channel.  Here is the link to the playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7jnzBzBiNYCRCvx4MDuOrvsitDW2M3Ka

And the link to the archive:  http://campconstitution.net/sam-blumenfeld-archive/

 

 

 

 

Museum Trustee Attacked by the Left for being a climate realist and Trump supporter

The American Museum of Natural History has a long and honorable tradition of
enlightening the world at large with outstanding scientific exhibits and public lectures.
But now there are agitators waving signs in front of the Museum. They are vilifying a
scientifically-engaged trustee, Rebekah Mercer, who helps make these exhibits possible
with generous donations. Ms. Mercer’s family foundation also supports politicians the
agitators despise, and organizations or scientists with views contrary to their belief in
human-caused, catastrophic global warming.
The signers of this letter include many scientists, with a deep understanding of climate.
The case for harm from catastrophic global warming is growing weaker as more is
learned about the Earth’s climate system, and about the poor predictive power of
computer climate models. The Earth has supported abundant life many times in the
geological past when there were much higher levels of carbon dioxide in the
atmosphere. It is quite likely that future generations will benefit from the enrichment of
Earth’s atmosphere with more carbon dioxide. And there is no doubt that policies
advocated by many of the protestors will cause economic harm across the world,
especially to those hoping to climb out of poverty.
It is unlikely that Ms. Mercer and all of the signers would vote for the same political
candidates. But all of us urge the Museum trustees not to cave in to this pressure. Make
no mistake, the agitators are not defending science from quackery—quite the contrary!
They demand that the Museum support a party line, thinly disguised as science.
Signers,1
J. Scott Armstrong, Professor, University of Pennsylvania (Lifetime Achievement Award in Climate Science, 2017-
Heartland Institute)
Dr. Jan L. Breslow, Professor Rockefeller University
Member National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine
Walter Cunningham, Apollo 7 Astronaut, Colonel USMCR Ret, Physicist, Advisory Board National Renewable Energy
Laboratory
Freeman Dyson, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Christopher Essex, Permanent Monitoring Panel on Climate, World Federation of Scientists,
Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Western Ontario
Ivar Giaever, Applied Biophysics, Inc., Nobel Prize in Physics 1973
William Happer, Professor of Physics, Emeritus, Princeton University
Richard Lindzen, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kary Mullis, Inventor of PCR, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1993

1
The views represented in this letter are those of the individual signatories and not the institutions they are
affiliated with. Institutions are listed simply for identification purposes.
Sergiu Klainerman, Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Foreign
Member of the French Academy of Sciences
Ralph B. Alexander, Ph.D., Former Associate Professor of Physics, Wayne State University
Dr. D. Weston Allen, M.B.B.S., FRACGP, Grad Dip Phys Med, Director of Medical Services, Kingscliff Health, New
South Wales, author of The Weather Makers Re-examined
Jock Allison, PhD, ONZM, New Zealand
Michael Asten, Professor of Geophysics (retired), School of Earth Atmosphere and Environment, Monash
University, Melbourne Australia
Dr. Anthony. F. Bainbridge MA CEng FIET FHEA
Dr. Tim Ball, Ph.D Historical Climatology
Paul Bamford, B.Ed., Post Grad. Dip. Mathematics
Associate Professor William E. Bamford, BE, ME, PhD, FIEAust, CPEng, MAusIMM, Expert in Engineering Geology
and Rock Mechanic
Richard D. Bardo, PhD., Chemical Physicist, Naval Surface Warfare Center and Los Alamos National Lab.
David F. Bartlett, Physics Prof Emeritus, Fellow American Physical Society
Colin M Barton BSc, PhD, FInst Eng Aus.(retr’d) Hon.F.RMIT University, Former Principal Research Scientist CSIRO
John Bassett, BSc, PhD, CEng, FIET, Company Director
Joseph Bastardi. PSU meteorology, 78
Charles G. Battig, M.D.
Environment Advisor to the Heartland Institute
Dr. Peter J. Baum (Ret), Physicist, Director UCR T-1 Magnetosphere Simulation Laboratory, Member Technical staff
General Research Corp Santa Barbara; Lifetime Member American Geophysical Union
Barbara M. Bebbington
E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D., Founder and National Spokesman
The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation
David J. Benard, PhD Physics, University of Illinois 1972, Co-inventor of the Oxygen-Iodine Chemical Laser &
Recipient of the US Air Force Systems Command Award For Technical Achievement
Sara Louise Bennett Ph.D. MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography 1988
International Environment Specialist, Edmonton Alberta, Canada
Certified Environmental Professional – Environmental Manager, Canada (CECAB)
Stein Storlie Bergsmark, Physicist, MSc, Independent Scientist
Edwin X Berry, PhD, Physics, CCM. CEO, Climate Physics, LLC, edberry.com
C B Bigham, PhD, Retired
Glen Bishop – MA Natural Sciences Cambridge University and MSc in Management MIT
Agust H. Bjarnason. M.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Specialist in Geothermal Power Plants, Partner Verkis Engineering,
Former Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Iceland
David L. Black, Ph.D., F-ABFT, FAIC
Founder, Aegis Sciences Corporation; Founder and CEO, The Phoenix Sciences Group, LLC; Founder and CEO,
2
nd Vote (www.2ndVote.com); Clinical Associate Professor, Immunology, Microbiology, Pathology and
Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
David Blackall – BSc (Agric), Dip Ed, MA (Jour), PhD. Science writer, Journalist, Filmmaker
Thomas L. Blanton, Ph.D., Geology
John Blethen, Ph.D., Physics, Stanford University 1974, retired
Harald Bjørn Bodahl, Electrical Technician and Teacher
Hein Bodahl, Head Engineer
Henning Bodahl, Electronic Engineer and Farmer
Dr. Sonja A. Boehmer-Christiansen, Reader Emeritus, Department of Geography, Hull University
David Boleneus, BS MS Geology, MBA, President Hydro Imaging Inc., Retired, Operating the Family Farm. My
Wheat Thrives on the Carbon Dioxide
Dr. Henning Bongers, Physicist, Independent Scientist/Technical Consultant
W.R. Bozeman, Masters, Medical Science (MMSc)
Dennis Boothby B.V.Sc., Q.D.A.H, Cattle Veterinary Surgeon [retired]
Dr. Howard Thomas Brady, Member of the Explorers Club New York
Member of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences
Ethan Brand, PE; MS Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; BA Physics, Michigan State
University
Dr. Phillip A W Bratby, BSc, PhD, retired physicist
Alastair Brickell, BSc; MAIG, MGSNZ, MRASC, MRASNZ, Professional Geologist and Astronomy Educator
William M. Briggs, PhD, Statistician to the Stars, Author of Uncertainty: The Soul of Modeling, Probability &
Statistics
Michael Bromley Ph.D. Sedimentologist and Structural Geologist, Calgary, Alberta, Canada and As Sulaymaniyah,
Kurdish Autonomous Region, Iraq
Keith Brooke-Sumner (BSc Chem Eng UCT)
Robert Brooks, ASTC, FAusIMM, CPMin, MIEAust, CPEng (ret) NM. Mining Engineer Cooper St Waggrakine,
Geraldton WA 6530 Australia
David P. Brown, PhD (Environmental Engineering), Fulbright Fellow (Atmospheric Physics), Founder and CEO of
StreamWise (www.streamwisecfd.eu)
Mike Bulea, a Self-Employed Electrician
H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. (Senior Fellow, The Heartland Institute for identification purposes only)
David A. Burton, BS Systems Science, MA Computer Sciences
IPCC AR5 WGI Expert Reviewer, Sealevel.info webmaster
Eamon Butler, a Non-scientist, with a Passion to Promote the Honesty and Integrity of the Sciences
C. John Butler, FRAS, FRMetS, PhD, Emeritus Research Fellow, Armagh Observatory
Roger Caiazza, B.S. Meteorology SUNY Oneonta, M.S. Meteorology University of Alberta, CCM Emeritus, and
Pragmatic Environmentalist (https://wp.me/P8hgeb-2)
Tony Carey, BA Natural Sciences, Clare College Cambridge, BA Psychology, Trinity College, Dublin
Dr. Robert J. Cargill, Queensland, Australia
Alan Carlin, BS, Physics, Caltech; PhD, Economics, MIT; Senior Analyst and manager, USEPA (retired); author
of Environmentalism Gone Mad
Ted Carmichael, PhD, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Anne Carter, MA Arts, AGW Realist
Chris Carter, Structural Engineer BE (civil), Melbourne, Australia 38 years of experience and counting
Carmen Anthony Catanese, PhD (physics) Yale University, 1970; Executive Vice President, The Sarnoff Corporation
(retired)
Peter Champness MB, BS BMed Sci, M Med, FRACR
Andrew Chantrill, B.Sc.
Kenneth W. Chilton, PhD
Senior Fellow, Center for Study of Economics and the Environment, John Hammond Institute, Lindenwood
University, Former Founding Director, Institute for Study of Economics and the Environment, Lindenwood
University, Former Director of the Center for Study of American Business at Washington University
Robert Cihak, MD
Ian D. Clark, PhD, Professor (isotope hydrogeology and paleoclimatology), Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of
Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Frederick Colbourne, MA (Geography), MSc. (Earth Science), International Development Consultant
Dr. Imelda Connolly, Independent scientist, A.M.I. Mont. Dip., Sp. Ed. Dip., A. Mus. VCM, Adv. Dip. Ed. (Special
Needs in Education), Adv. Dip. Ed. (Child Development), M.A. (Education), M.A. (Ethnomusicology), Ph.D.
(Computer Mediated Communication)
Dr. Michael Connolly, Independent scientist, B.Sc., M.Sc., H.D.E., D.E.E., Ph.D.
Dr. Ronan Connolly, Independent scientist, B.Sc., Ph.D
Russell Cook, blogger, GelbspanFiles.com; Scientifically-engaged common citizen with specific climate science
expertise no greater than other scientifically-engaged people such as actor Leo DiCaprio, billionaire eco-activist
Tom Steyer, ex-politician Al Gore, and current / former Chairmen of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change
Beth Cooper. B. Arts Hons Melbourne University
R.H.V. Corley, D.Phil., Agricultural scientist
Tom L. Cox, BSME
James B. Crews, BSc Geology, 35 years in Petroleum Mining, Leading Corporate Technology Innovator, produced 87
U.S. Patents
Susan Crockford, PhD, Zoology/Evolutionary Biology
Adjunct Professor, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C. Canada
Kate Croston, CENG MIET; Avionic Systems Engineer, Northrop Grumman IDS, Brisbane
Mr. Augustus Cunningham, MSc in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology
Joseph S. D’Aleo, BS, MS Meteorology, ABD Air Resources; Certified Consulting Meteorologist, AMS Fellow,
Chair of the AMS Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting
Donn Dears, BS Engineering, Senior Executive GE Company (Retired)
Wayne Delbeke, P.Eng., BApSc, Water Resources and Pollution discipline, University of British Columbia, 1972
James Delton, P.E.; Registered Professional Engineer in AZ and CA; Private Pilot; BSE Arizona State University
Mary Delton PhD, chemistry, UCLA 1970, retired
Dr. Geoff Derrick BSc PhD (Qld), Brisbane, Australia
Geert F de Vries – Pr Sci Nat, M NucI (London), M SFEN (Paris), EmM SAInstPhys, M EPS, M DPG, MSc (Physics),
MBL (Unisa)
Prof. David Dilley, Senior Scientist (meteorologist/clmatologist), Global Weather Oscillations Inc. (GWO)
www.GlobalWeatherOscillations.com
Harold H Doiron, PhD; Retired VP Engineering, InDyne, Inc.; Consultant to NASA and Commercial Launch Vehicle
Companies; Chairman, The Right Climate Stuff Research Team
James W Doogue; Writer – Economics and Finance, Science, Politics and Philanthropy; CFP, Life Member FPA,
MEcon, BBus (Econ & Fin), Dip FP
Neal M. Dorst, Research Meteorologist, BSc Meteorology
Aert Driessen, BSc (1960), BEc (1980), Grad. Dip. Information Systems (1990), FAIG. Geologist
Paul Driessen, Senior policy analyst, Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow and Congress of Racial Equality
John Droz, jr, Physicist, Founder Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED)
Duffy, Geoffrey G. DEng., PhD, FRSNZ Professor Emeritus, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Terence Dunleavy MBE, JP, Honorary Secretary, New Zealand Climate Science Coalition, Founding Chairman,
International Climate Science Coalition
John Dale Dunn, MD, JD
Emergency Medicine/Peer Review
Lecturer Civilian Emergency Department Faculty, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Brownwood, Texas
Stephen DuVal, BSC (Honors Math), MBA, Dir. of Corporate Strategy Ameritech (ret)
Ole Henrik Ellestad, previous Research Director SINTEF, Professor physical chemistry, University of Oslo, Division
Director for Science, Research Council of Norway
Robert W. Endlich, Lt Col, USAF, (Ret.) Advanced Weather Officer. BA, Geology, Rutgers University, MS,
Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University, Chi Epsilon Pi, Meteorology Honor Society
James E Enstrom, PhD, MPH; Research Professor / Researcher (retired), University of California, Los Angeles;
President, Scientific Integrity Institute, Los Angeles
Dr. David Evans, Independent Scientist, BSc, BE (EE), MA (app. math), MSc (EE), MSc (stat), PhD (EE, Stanford
University)
Bruce M. Everett, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor of International Business. The Fletcher School, Tufts University
FAGAN, Matthew J, PhD, B.Sc(Hons) Nuclear Physics; Founder and president of FastCAM Inc. 22 US patents
Dr. Kevin S. Fine, PhD Physics, Technology Consulting and Innovation
Professor Tim Florin, Medicine, Brisbane Australia
Viv Forbes BScApp, MAusIMM, FSIA Australia
Geologist, investment analyst, student of climate cycles and history. Founder of the Carbon Sense
Coalition, www.carbon-sense.com
Author of: “Our Sacred Land”, “Will it Make a Quid” and many articles on politics, economics, carbon, climate and
energy. Winner of the Adam Smith Award (Australia) and Author of Freedom (Germany).
Joseph Fournier, Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, private sector energy and environment R&D Specialist, Alberta, Canada
Dr. Jeffrey E. Foss, Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria
Dr. Martin P. Fricke
Fellow of American Physical Society, Former member of APS Panel on Public Affairs
Peter D. Friedman, PhD, PE, Chair Department of Mechanical Engineering (Retired – University of Massachusetts,
Dartmouth)
Eigil Friis-Christensen, Former Director, National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark
Marek Frodis, BSc Math. System Analyst (retired)
Dr. George Gamota, Fellow American Physical Society; Fellow AAAS; Foreign Member of the Academy of Sciences
of Ukraine; founding Director for Research, Department of Defense; former Director MITRE Institute; and former
Professor of Physics University of Michigan
Carolyn Gannon, MSEE, former Oracle Corp. Vice-President
Terry Gannon, PhD, Retired Semiconductor Executive, Climate Activist, Climate Illuminated
Robin George, BSc with 1st class honours PhD in Geology, University of Adelaide
Ulrich Gerlach. Professor, Mathematical Astrophysicist, Department of Mathematics, Ohio State University
Columbus Ohio
G.P. Gillman D.Sc., Ph.D., Retired Soil Scientist
Albrecht Glatzle, PhD (Uni Hohenheim, Germany), retired Director of Research INTTAS, Paraguay
Laurence I. Gould, Professor of Physics, University of Hartford
Past Chair of the New England Section of the American Physical Society
Robert A. Gorkin, PhD (Biology), MD, JD
Robert M. Gray – M.A. Teacher-San Diego Unified School District
Kesten C. Green, PhD, University of South Australia
Solomon Green MA, actuary
Gerald D. Griffin. B.Sc., Aero Engr., Former Director, NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
G. L. Guenther, BS, MS (ChemEng, USC), Retired Engineer
William K. Halligan, M.D. (Retired General Surgeon)
Paul F. Hamblin, PhD, Research Scientist, Environment Canada (ret.)
Andrew C B Hamilton MSc AMIChemE MInstR
David Hamilton Dip Tech (BCIT), MSc (Univ. of London) DIC (Imperial College), Retired Mining Engineer
Lucy Hancock, Consultant, World Bank
A.B., Harvard University, Astronomy and Astrophysics
Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Physics and Astronomy
Jens Morten Hansen, PhD
Former Vice-Director/ Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Adjunct Professor of Natural Philosophy/ Copenhagen University
Former Director General of the National Danish Research Councils
Kip Hansen, Science Journalist – Freelance
Dr John Happs (D,Phil. ; M.Sc. (Hons.), Retired academic (Geosciences)
Hermann Harde, Professor of Physics and Materials Science, retired, Helmut-Schmidt
University, Hamburg, Germany
Colin Harivel, B.Sc., P.Geo., Geologist
Tom Harris, B. Eng., M. Eng. (Mech., thermofluids), Executive Director, International Climate Science Coalition,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. From 2009 to 2011 (four sessions), Mr. Harris taught a total of 1,500 students “Climate
Change: an Earth Sciences Perspective”, a second year course in the Faculty of Sciences at Carleton University in
Ottawa
Steven Hatfill, MD (MBChB)
Biodiversity Scientist and Virologist
Adjunct Assistant Professor, George Washington University
Howard Cork Hayden, PhD
Professor (Emeritus) of Physics, UConn
Dennis B. Hayes, Fellow APS
Research Physicist: Sandia, Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories
President, Lockheed Martin Nevada Technologies (retired)
Dr. Beth Haynes, MD
Dr. David L. Heald, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, taught solid state physics as a professor, and had been active in
the semiconductor field, display technology, X-Ray image sensors, magnetics, solid state lasers for fiber optics
applications, Nanotechnology, and in Micro-Electromagnetic Mechanical Systems
Richard G Hendl, PhD, Chief Scientist (Geophysics) Emeritus, Air Force Research Laboratory
Victor Manuel Velasco Herrera, PhD, Theoretical Physicist and Aerospace Engineer at the Institute of Geophysics of
the National Autonomous University of Mexico
Jim Hollingsworth, author of The Myth of Global Warming and the review of Dr. Jim Hansen’s book: Storms of my
Grandchildren
Roy W. Hogue, Retired Principle Software Engineer with BS and MS in Computer Science
William Hough, American Citizen and Taxpayer
Dr. Martin Hovland, Professor emeritus, University of Bergen Centre for Geobiology; Lecturer at University of
Tromsø, Norway. MSc in Meteorology and PhD in Marine Geology (University of Tromsø)
Lowell A. Howard, B.S. Chemistry, 1968, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Douglas Hoyt, Retired, Physicist
Ole Humlum, Professor of Physical Geography, Emeritus, University of Oslo, Norway
Eric A. Huxter MA, MSc, PhD, FRGS
Craig D. Idso, Ph.D., Chairman, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change
Terri Jackson Bsc (hons) MSc; Independent Physicist; Original Founder Energy and Climate Group Institute of
Physics, London
Albert F. Jacobs, Geol. Drs., P. Geol., Co-founder Friends of Science Society
Antero Järvinen, Professor, Director of Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, University of Helsinki
Hans Jelbring PhD, climatologist, thesis: Wind Controlled Climate, Stockholm University, 1998
Neil M. Jordan, P.E., D.WRE, Civil Engineer, CA, OR, AZ
Jon P. Kahler, Las Cruces, NM, Meteorologist (retired), MS Marine Science (Meteorology), North Carolina State
University (1975), I spent most of my career supporting research and development with 24 years in the Air Force
and 20 years working for contractors supporting the US Army Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory and other Army
Labs
Thomas Kaijser, Professor (Emeritus) Applied Mathematics, Linkoping University
Klaus L.E. Kaiser, PhD, FCIC, Research Scientist, Environment Canada (ret.), and author of Convenient Myths
Norm Kalmanovitch P. Geoph. Independent Geophysical Consultant, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Alexander Kaplan, Professor Emeritus, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Johns Hopkins University
Max Born Awardee of Optical Society of America; von Humboldt Awardee for senior USA scientists, Germany
Invited Professor, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Wibjörn Karlén, Professor Emeritus, Physical Geography
John A. Kasch, M.D.
John E. Kaufmann, PhD (1973, Crop & Soil Sciences, Michigan State University) Agricultural Scientist at: Faculty
Cornell University 73-76, Michigan State 76-81, Monsanto Company 81-02, Agrium Company 03-06
Brett Keane (Bachelor in Production Horticulture; Diploma in Rural Studies; Massey University New Zealand 2006)
Dr. Richard A. Keen, Emeritus Instructor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder,
PhD, Geography/Climatology, University of Colorado
Shawn Kelly, Citizen and TaxPayer Interested in Uncorrupted Science
William Alexander Kelly, Senior Nuclear Analyst (retired), Ontario Power Generation
Hugh Kendrick, PhD, Fellow American Physical Society
Professor Gavin N.C. Kenny, BSc (Hons), MB ChB, MD, FRCA, FANZCA Professor Emeritus Anaesthesia, Intensive
Care and Pain Medicine, University of Glasgow
Madhav L. Khandekar, MS, PhD Meteorology, Environment Canada (retired)
Roger Kimball, Editor & Publisher The New Criterion
William Kininmonth M.Sc., M.Admin, Retired Australian government meteorologist, former WMO consultant;
member of national delegations to international climate negotiations and conferences.
Jerry Kirkpatrick, Professor Emeritus of International Business and Marketing, California State Polytechnic
University, Pomona
Punyamurtula Kishore, MD MPH, Public Health Scientist, President and Founder of National Library of Health and
Healing
Jo M Knatz MD
Colin V Knipe, BSc CEng CGeol MIMMM FGS, Past Chairman, Institution of Geologists, UK
Robert S. Knox, Professor of Physics Emeritus, University of Rochester
Alexander T. Kowalski, Business Systems Architect (ret.)
Dr. rer. nat. Gerhard Kramm, Research Associate Professor of Meteorology (ret.), Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
Joseph Kunc, Professor, University of Southern California, Fellow American Physical Society
John S. Kundrat, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dale Lancaster, PhD, PE, NuclearConsultants.com
Leonard J. Lane, PhD in Hydrology and Water Resources, MS in Systems and Industrial Engineering, BS in
Engineering Mathematics. Retired. Former Director of USDA-ARS Southwest Watershed Research Center, Former
Consulting Engineer, Retired
M.J.Lavigne, Geologist, P.Geo., M.Sc.
Dr. Douglas M. Leahey; Publications: Atmospheric Turbulence/Diffusion Plumes
Dr. John Ledger PhD, Energy and Environmental Consultant, Visiting Associate Professor, University of the
Witwatersrand
Dr. Alfred E. Ledner M.B.,Ch.B. Physician. Clinical Senior Lecturer, Graduate Medicine University of Wollongong,
Australia
David R. Legates, PhD, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Lubert Leger, PhD, University of Houston, Retired NASA
Jay Lehr, Ph.D. Science Director, The Heartland Institute, author, co-author and editor of 36 books on the
environment published by McGraw-Hill and John Wiley & Sons
J.M. Leimkuhler, MSc Engineering, University of Wyoming
Jonathan A. Lesser, PhD, President, Continental Economics
Bryan Leyland MSc, DistFEngNZ, FIMechE, FIEE(rtd) MRSNZ. Renewable Energy Expert
Michael Limburg Dipl. Ing. VP EIKE (European Institute for Climate and Energy) Germany, Policy Adviser, Author of
Books and Papers about Climate Issues
Helen Lindqvist, B.Sc Biology, AGW Sceptic and Realist
William Lindqvist, Ph.D Geology, Student of Climate Change Science and Fraud
George Lloyd, MBA, BSc (Eng). Engineer, Businessman and Company Director
Professor Philip Lloyd, Energy Institute, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town; Adjunct Professor,
China Agricultural University, Beijing; Hon.Fellow, SA Academy of Engineers; Reviewer, IPCC
Horst-Joachim Lüdecke, Professor of Physics, University of Applied Sciences, Saarbrücken, Germany;
EIKE (European Institute for Climate and Energy), Jena, Germany
William T. Lynch, PhD; Fellow, IEEE; Retired Department Head from BTL
Farrel Lytle, Principal Research Scientist, The Boeing Company (retired)
American Physical Society Fellow and American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
Allan M.R. MacRae, B.A.SC.(Eng.), M.Eng. P.Eng., Retired Energy Executive
Paul MacRae, MA English, Author of False Alarm: Global Warming Facts Versus Fear
Martin J. Mangino, PhD., Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
President, Virginia Scientists and Engineers for Energy and Environment (VA-SEEE), Richmond Chapter
Francis Tucker Manns, PhD, PGeo (Ontario), Toronto, Canada
Ronald C. Marks, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, North Greenville University, Tigerville, SC
Professor Shigenori Maruyama, Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Techonology
Henri A. Masson, Prof (emer.) Dr.Ir. (Ph.D.) University of Antwerp (Belgium)
Speciality: Applied thermodynamics, Heat & Mass Transfer, Data Mining, Non-linear Time Series Analysis &
Advanced Research Methods
Andy May, Petrophysicist, BS Geology, University of Kansas
Gene McCall, Retired Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory,
Chairman emeritus U. S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board
Thomas A. McClelland, Ph.D., Vice President, Advanced Development, Frequency Electronics, Inc.
Bernie McCune, BSc in Biology and ASc in Electronic Engineering from NMSU
John McLean (PhD), Melbourne, Australia, Visitor to the Museum
John A. Michna, BSc Biological Sciences, UI-Chicago ‘74; former ASTM Technical Committee Chair F.03, former
ASTM F.03.40 Chemical Test Methods Subcommittee Chair
George Mihailides, Bachelor of Applied Science, Mathematics & Computer Science
Donald W. Miller, Jr., M.D., Professor Emeritus and former Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of
Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Tracy C. Miller, PhD, Economics
Steve Milloy, MHS, JD, LLM, Publisher, JunkScience.com
Forrest M. Mims III, Rolex Award for developing a handheld instrument to accurately measure the ozone layer and
near daily observations since 1990 of total ozone, total water vapor (the leading greenhouse gas), optical thickness
of the atmosphere and UV-B. Expert reviewer for IPCC’s AR-5. Named by Discover Magazine one of the “Fifty Best
Brains in Science.”
Dr Don Mingay, Physicist, Nuclear/ Solid State Research and Technology Management.
South African based at Wits University and A.E.C.. International at Cal. Tech, Yale, Bell Labs, UKAEA and IAEA.
Recent fifteen year retirement deep focus on both Energy and Climate Change current challenges of both
understanding and decision making. Publications in Nuclear, Solid State, and Technology disciplines
Dennis M. Mitchell, CPA, QEP
H. Lee Mitchell, Hydrogeologist (ret., SC Dept. of Natural Resources); Registered Professional Geologist in South
Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia; Member, Carolina Geological Society
Christopher Monroe
Distinguished University Professor, Department of Physics, University of Maryland
Fellow, Joint Quantum Institute and Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science
Member, National Academy of Sciences
Mr Des Moore has an LSE honours degree and worked for 28 years in the Australian federal Treasury. From thinktanks
(including his own), he has published and spoken widely since 1987. He has disputed analyses by the Club of
Rome and IPCC and advocated a much smaller role for governments. His views on global warming are widely
recognized
Patrick Moore, PhD Ecology, co-founder of Greenpeace, Honorary Doctor of Science, North Carolina State
University, National Award for Nuclear Science and History, Einstein Society
Nils-Axel Mörner, PhD, professor, Paleogeophysics & Geodynamics, Stockholm, Sweden
Dr. John L. Nicol (PhD JCU Australia 1975) (Spectroscopist, laser physicist, spectral line broadening analysis) Senior
Lecturer James Cook University of North Queensland Australia; Four years experience in The Clarendon Laboratory,
Oxford UK; Three years Dean of Science at James Cook University
Paul Nixon, Retired High-Tech Executive
Ingemar Nordin, Professor emeritus, Philosophy of Science, Linköping University, Sweden
Jo Nova, BSc Hons University of Western Australia. Molecular Biology
Jim O’Brien, CSR Consulting, Dublin, Ireland, BE, MEngSc, FIAE, FIEI, FIET, Life SenMemIEEE
Brian L. O’Connor, Ph.D.; Professor Emeritus, Dept. Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of
Medicine
Terry Oldberg, M.S.E., M.S.E.E., P.E., Policy Researcher
Cliff Ollier, D.Sc. Emeritus Professor, Geologist with 60 years experience of studying aspects of palaeoclimate and
sea level
Antero Ollila, Dr.Tech., Adjunct Associate Professor Emeritus, Aalto University, Finland
Dr. Jane Orient, MD
President, Doctors for Disaster Preparedness; Executive Director, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons;
Managing Editor, Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons
Lydia Ortega, Professor of Economics, San Jose State University
Dr. Norman Page, PhD. Geology
Garth W. Paltridge DSc FAA, Atmospheric Physicist, Emeritus Professor at the University of Tasmania, and Visiting
Fellow at the Australian National University
Trueman D. Parish (PhD Chemical Engineering); Retired Director of Engineering Research of Eastman Chemical
Company
Dr. Albert Parker, Msc, PhD, Independent Scientist, Engineer
R. Timothy Patterson, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Earth Sciences (paleoclimatology), Carleton University, Ottawa,
Ontario, Canada
Mikko Paunio, MD MHS Adjunct Professor of General Epidemiology at the University of Helsinki
Dennis P Pearson, BSc MSc CEng MIET
Peter K. Pearson, PhD, Chemistry
Charles A Perry, PhD, Physics and Astronomy, Hydroclimatology, US Geological Survey Emeritus
Donald P Perry, MS, Biological Sciences, Retired Science Teacher
Gerald Pollack, Professor of Bioengineering, University of Washington, and Executive Director, Institute for Venture
Science
Douglas Pollock, Civil Industrial Engineer, Universidad de Chile, Student of Science and Economics of Climate
Change, Santiago, Chile
George Pontis, Consulting Engineer, Z9 Engineering
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Professor Willie Soon Answers Questions Posed by Students from Denmark

Professor Willie Soon was recently  contacted by some students from Denmark.  The questions that posed presupposed that global warming was a dire threat.   The following are the questions from the students  with Professor Soon’s answers:

We are pupils from Denmark

We are starting a project and the topic is “change”. We have chosen the subtopic “global warming”.

Do you have the time to answer a few questions in writing?

1. What is behind global warming?

ANSWER: If you are asking about what is causing global temperature changes, warming or cooling or neutral, then one must surely say that both external factors like the Sun and internal factors including how ocean, atmosphere and land processes operate will be both sufficient and necessary components for studying and explaining the changes. The proposed factors like rising atmospheric CO2 as a result of the beneficial use of fossil fuels should of course also be carefully studied and quantified.

In case you are interested in learning more of the details on what my scientific research for the past 27+ years has found, here is a 52-min talk that I gave for a group of students at a summer camp in July:

https://youtu.be/4YMttEhtgpk

Science has the most peculiar property of being able to reject many many untruthful claims and speculations while
allows us to identify those rare fews that are true and correct.

2. What can we do to prevent global warming?

ANSWER: Well, I am not sure why “preventing” is not too presumptuous of a goal or an ambition.
Why preventing? The point is that changes, warming or cooling,
are not all necessarily bad or harmful as popular media would like to presume and portray even though that presumptions can be wrong or incorrect. If for example that one can show or prove that most of the warming and cooling that we observed so far can be explained by the change in the incoming solar radiation, then who or what can we do to control the Sun’s light outputs?
If any scientist can prove that it is all because of man-made rise in atmospheric CO2, then one should ask would we have any confidence that lowering atmospheric CO2 will cool the global temperature? Even if it is so, one should further ask what would be the correct or optimal level of atmospheric CO2 to benefit which parts or components of Earth?

3. If we don’t do anything about it, how does it affect us and our descendants?

ANSWER: Once again, doing anything to get what result or what optimal goal does anyone has ? I think the most reasonable and sensible approach towards such a concern about how human beings can affect our local, regional and even global environments and meteorological and climatic conditions would be to find a good balance between life (for all life and not limited to only humans!) and our natural world. If you do not mind, I like to include this finely written essay by Professor Freeman Dyson of Princeton’s Institute of Advanced Study which essentially was written for high-school students. (My apology if you are not yet in high-school but never too early to start learning). https://www.edge.org/documents/archive/edge219.html#dysonf

4. What will happen in the future, and what are the alternatives for us, if the Earth becomes unlivable?

ANSWER: In my humble opinion, future will always be what it is. Earth will almost surely never reach the point of “unlivable” for all life on Earth. If we as human beings have trust and faith in science and technology and human good will, in terms of preserving life for ourselves and all other life forms, then I could not foresee the most negative outcome for Earth to become “unlivable”.

5. How can we save Earth if it isn’t too late?

ANSWER: Once again, the notion of saving the Earth involves another rather narrow and human-centric way to think about Earth’s natural environment which clearly include human beings as one part of the very big sum total. I do not think it is too late or even too early to try to keep improving our lives and the natural world surrounding us. One of the biggest factors that allow humans to pollute our environments and to care less of our water, air and land is actually poverty. So in a positive way, for those of us who are more fortunate to live in a more well-endowed and well-prepared and comfortable conditions, we can try to help improve living conditions for those who are truly poor and have very littleof everything to live well and comfortably.

 

Professor Soon Givng a Class at Camp Constitution