Lying for a Good Cause?

I wonder if the quote below is correct of if it’s a fabrication. It appears in an article published in The American Thinker on 8/20/13 by S. Fred Singer a self-described moderate global warming denier. Singer is Professor Emeritus at U of Virginia whose specialty is atmospheric and space physics. The answer matters because I believe that when your cause is good, you don’t have to lie for it. Often, whether its proponents lie or not is all you need to know about a cause. The Founding Fathers lied little or none; both Communists and Nazis lied all the time and they justified lying in the name of a greater cause.

(An email from Professor Phil Jones at the University of East Anglia to Mann and his co-authors said: “I’ve just completed Mike’s [Mann] Nature trick [sic] of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (i.e. from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith’s [Briffa] to hide the decline.”)

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It goes without saying that all responses to this question will appear on this blog in the form of comments, as they are sent. I may invite a civil responder to publish a posting on the subject. My interest is in unearthing the truth although I currently do not believe that there is:

significant global warming,
that is durable,
that is caused by human activity,
and that we need to worry about soon.

Ask me why I am so interested in the topic.

About Jacques Delacroix

I write short stories, current events comments, and sociopolitical essays, mostly in English, some in French. There are other people with the same first name and same last name on the Internet. I am the one who put up on Amazon in 2014: "I Used to Be French: an Immature Autobiography" and also: "Les pumas de grande-banlieue." To my knowledge, I am the only Jacques Delacroix with American and English scholarly publications. In a previous life, I was a teacher and a scholar in Organizational Theory and in the Sociology of Economic Development. (Go ahead, Google me!) I live in the People’s Green Socialist Republic of Santa Cruz, California.
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4 Responses to Lying for a Good Cause?

  1. Terry Amburgey says:

    Get off your arse and do your own research. It’s time you learned how to use an internet search engine. Google is fine, so is Bing. Be forewarned: you won’t be happy with what you find.

  2. More silliness from Terry.

    I know how to use a search engine. I also know pretty well how to distinguish the plausible from the absurd.

    I want to know what others think of the credibility of that quote.

    When are you going to give us the reference of the opinion poll that shows that an ridiculously low percentage of a REPRESENTATIVE sample of Americans have a favorable response to the word “Republican.” ?

    You may forget. I will not.

    • Terry Amburgey says:

      “When are you going to give us the reference of the opinion poll that shows that an ridiculously low percentage of a REPRESENTATIVE sample of Americans have a favorable response to the word “Republican.”

      I’m still waiting on your data based substantiation of your absurd claims about ‘comparative silence’. You may have forgotten, I haven’t.

      I gave you the name of the polling company. If, as you claim above, you know how to use an internet search engine you can type in the name and in a matter of seconds have several results about the poll to peruse to your hearts content.

  3. Terry Amburgey says:

    “I also know pretty well how to distinguish the plausible from the absurd.”

    I must disagree.

    “I want to know what others think of the credibility of that quote.”

    No. That’s not what you said. If you scroll up he page you’ll see that the first sentence is “I wonder if the quote below is correct of if it’s a fabrication.” This is quickly followed by “The answer matters because…” Towards the end you write “It goes without saying that all responses to this question will appear on this blog…”

    In order to avoid Brandon’s ignominious fate I will be very careful in my wording: what you say in your reply is not the truth.

    “I know how to use a search engine.”

    If this is true you will find the answer to your question in short order. As I mentioned in my initial reply, you won’t be happy with what you find.

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