This came to me via email today from an email address at Mount Allison University:
Funny thing that you are going againts 99% of peer reviewed journal. It is why we do not give retards like you any place it the academic world.
I must confess to an error. I am having a very stressful, busy time at work, and yes… though I usually ignore this stuff, I went and fed the troll. I wrote back
Fortunately I slipped my way through Princeton and Harvard before the academic world realized I was a “retard.” I suppose academia works differently in California — back in the day when I was back East, the correct academic response to something one did not agree with was to actually cite the offending passage as well as to muster proof of one’s position. I suppose it does not surprise me that scholarship in California Canada is now defined as yelling “retard.” Perhaps you could refer to a specific chart at this link so I get a better idea where my heresy is: http://www.climate-skeptic.com/2010/01/catastrophe-denied-the-science-of-the-skeptics-position.html
Update: Sorry, of course the University is in Canada, not California. I love the name – one wonders if it is named for a local landmark or an annual event.