What’s being taught in colleges and universities about energy and energy issues?
This is the third article on this subject.
While the previous two articles discussed college professors in general, and the Great Courses specifically, this will highlight professors at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, who have outlawed free speech during their course. This came to light when a student’s letter was published on The College Fix web site.
Professors Rebecca Laroche, Wendy Haggren and Eileen Skahill, told students that there was to be no discussion of climate change during their course, either in class or between students during on-line forums.
The class, Medical Humanities in the Digital Age is to examine the health and medical consequences of climate change.
Several students had expressed concern after watching the first on-line lecture on the effects of climate change.
Students were told to keep silent about opposing views or drop the course.
Further restricting students’ ability to obtain a broad and diverse education, the students were told they could only use reference material that had been “peer-reviewed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).” The professors provided a link to IPCC material.
Obviously, anything that had been approved by the IPCC had to support the hypothesis of manmade climate change.
Additionally, the course syllabus indicated the course would study the health effects of fracking.
Assigned readings includes: “4 States Struggling to Maintain Radioactive Fracking Waste,” “EPA Study on Fracking Ignored Contamination Studies,” and “Frack Free Colorado: ‘Colorado’s Affected People.’”
These references were clearly one-sided.
The only conclusion any open minded person can reach is that this course is not education, but, instead, indoctrination.
The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs joins other campuses, and the Great Courses in indoctrinating their students on energy issues, rather than providing them an education.
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Nothing to Fear, Chapter 15, An Alternative Hypothesis, describes why the sun is the far more likely cause of global warming.
Nothing to Fear is available from Amazon and some independent book sellers.
Link to Amazon: http://amzn.to/1miBhXy
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