Wednesday 18 August 2010

Quote of the day...

...comes from Jeff Stier of the American Council on Science and Health, discussing the sacking of James Enstrom:

“They fired him because he allegedly went beyond the science of his paper, and inserted his own opinion,” says ACSH’s Jeff Stier. “If that were the standard that the University of California system used for firing people, they’d be left with no professors.”

Indeed. And, for no particular reason at all, here's a photo of UCSF's Prof. Stanton Glantz with the newly promoted Prof. Anna Gilmore:


Ben said...

Congratulations to Prof. Gilmore. She dedicates her life to a noble task: studying hot air and tweaking statistics.

Anonymous said...

Must be nice to be paid all that money for a non job.

Anonymous said...

Ther's a very large element of class snobbery in the anti smoking movement is there not ?

Fredrik Eich said...


Our Stan!

Is this the world famous discoverer of smoke caused heart attack that is for some unknown reason only detectable by professional anti-smokers!

I really have no idea what made you think of him!

Anonymous said...

Serious questions need to be asked about the Public Health gravy train in the UK. Gilmore is living proof that the system rewards talentless nobodies provided that they lie convincingly to the media and fabricate the data to suit the message.