Talk:Freeman Dyson

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Come on...[edit]

I'm sorry, but Dyson criticism about global warming can't be dismissed so merrily. Maybe the author of this page doesn't know enough History of 20th-century Physics... We're talking about a really big shot here. Calling him a crank is just too much.— Unsigned, by: 88.13.102.238 / talk / contribs

Crankery seems to be an all-or-nothing effect with some people. Say one single word out of line and you've committed the unforgivable sin of pseudoscience with no chance of redemption. On the other hand, for Dyson's legit contributions to science, we have The Other Wiki, which will do a better job of it by far. Scarlet A.pngbomination 22:48, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
Being an expert in one area, or even several, doesn't preclude being a crank about other disciplines in which one does not have expertise. Expert as he is in Physics, he's definitely a crank with respect to climate science. Being a crank isn't an all or nothing descriptor.ChrisB (talk) 21:44, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
So as I understand the article he is a climate change denier, but he's not one of the ones who denies climate change. Way to challenge the stereotype, Dyson! --Unconvinced (talk) 18:35, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
Taken a bit of time to dig into this -- what actual crank claims has Dyson made? The way people speak out against him looks exactly like what Feynman was talking about when he coined the term 'cargo cult science'. --Unconvinced (talk) 18:55, 6 May 2014 (UTC)