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It seems that the press release has been read carefully by the folk at Hot Topic.

Professor Keith Hunter, with the scholarly precision appropriate for a NZ Royal Society Vice- President, has pronounced it to be “bullshit”.

The CCG must now rise to the challenge of matching this impressive level of scintillating repartee.


Not entirely sure that the BS comment was aimed at the press release, rather perhaps one of the commenters.

However, the learned gentleman and the reference to bovine excrement are well indexed by Google now


Richard C (NZ)

3,380,000 results – I can’t believe you did this Andy.


Ho, ho, ho! What a challenge. This is the Hunter who said just four months ago:

I am hugely comforted by the letters and phone calls of support I have received today. Maybe finally the mainstream scientists of this country are waking up to what the NZC*S*C is trying to do. Let there be no doubt – this is another attack on integrity [sic] of the science system. We defeated this when the Nazis did it, we defeated it when the Soviets did it, and we will continue to defeat it! And in case you think it [sic], let me remind you – all it takes for scientific untruths to survive is for honest men and women to ignore them.

On that occasion he overlooked the fact that whatever is ignored does in fact go away.

Still, his desire for drama overwhelms his grasp of the truth.


It baffles me that someone of Prof Hunters tenure is seen posting at such an overtly political site as HT. Maybe he doesn’t see it that way.

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