Hat tip to Gather.
Imagine that. Chicken Little has been given a pulpit, tenure, and a captive audience… but I don’t think he’s wearing them well.
Seriously though, it’s really getting high time for a students’ Bill of Rights. No, scratch that. That shipped sailed three years ago when Boulder High School hired Antonio Sacre to come and tell the kids about the first time he masturbated. It is way past high time for a students’ Bill of Rights. These kids are prisoners, conditioned to just sit and take these fanatics’ abuse — when any free, emancipated adult would have walked out ten minute in. Eagle Forum has more.
Conservatives have long told anecdotes about the outrageous behavior of some liberal university professors, but now there is video to prove it. After getting a tip from a Louisiana State University student, a web-based organization called Campus Reform sent a cameraman into Professor Bradley E. Schaefer’s freshman Astronomy 1101 class.
The course description says the class is about “fundamental principles of the solar system,” but on this particular day the topic was U.S. policy on global warming. Students were asked to sit in sections according to what they think the U.S. should do about global warming, with choices including do nothing, follow Kyoto accords, mandate birth control or eliminate all engines, among others.
The video shows Schaefer berating students who chose the “do nothing” option, saying “Oh boy, that’s really good for you, at least for the next decade or two. And then you will remember having sat on that corner, because you will not want to tell your children, if they live . . . that you were part of the trouble, right? Do you realize that?”
The professor continued with a highly ideological rant on global warming. “There is universal agreement among scientists. . . . Global warming is real; it’s caused by humanity.” He repeatedly asserted, “It’s only going to get worse,” but failed to mention the many respected scientists who have publicly expressed skepticism about anthropogenic global warming.
Near the end of the class, Schaefer asked students to discuss questions he prepared for each group and to report their answers to the class. The paper given to the “do nothing” policy group read:
Your professed policies have a substantial likelihood of leading to the death of a billion people or more.
Estimate the probability that you personally will be killed in an ugly way because of your decision.
What is the probability that any children of yours will die in ugly ways due to your current decision?
When this group’s spokesman was called upon to give the group’s response, Schaefer continually interrupted him, making comments like, “Screwing the science is wrong. You’re an ostrich putting your head in the sand.” When the student tried to continue, Schaefer scoffed, “What about the 40,000 people in Europe already killed because of your decision?”
Finally, a student from another group yelled, “Let him answer.” Schaefer stopped interrupting, but resorted to juvenile theatrics, mocking the student with gestures and facial expressions that implied he thought the student’s remarks were ridiculous. Addressing the group as a whole, the professor intoned, “You are going to be accountable for this!” At one point during the class he said, “Too little, too late. Blood will be on your hands.”