Investors Business Daily has the full text of the October 6, 2010, letter that Harold Lewis, emeritus professor of of physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, sent to Princeton’s Curtis G. Callan Jr., in which he resigned from the American Physical Society. He said:
“When I first joined the American Physical Society 67 years ago it was much smaller, much gentler, and as yet uncorrupted by the money flood . . . . How different it is now. The giants no longer walk the earth, and the money flood has become the raison d’être of much physics research . . . . For reasons that will soon become clear my former pride at being an APS Fellow all these years has been turned into shame . . . .
It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist.
Anyone who has the faintest doubt that this is so should force himself to read the ClimateGate documents, which lay it bare. (Montford’s book organizes the facts very well.) I don’t believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion. I would almost make that revulsion a definition of the word scientist. . . .
the ClimateGate scandal broke into the news, and the machinations of the principal alarmists were revealed to the world. It was a fraud on a scale I have never seen, and I lack the words to describe its enormity. . . .
APS management has gamed the problem from the beginning, to suppress serious conversation about the merits of the climate change claims. . . .
This scheming at APS HQ is so bizarre that there cannot be a simple explanation for it.
Read the entire letter to learn how money has corrupted science.