Talk:Peter Dow

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Rebuttal[edit]

Peter Dow joined Rational Wiki on 17th February 2014 as soon as he noticed this webpage and has created this section to rebut false or misleading claims in the other sections.

Freedom
—William Wallace telling what it is we Scots want but don't get from this kingdom.

Oh so I'm only an "alleged" scientist am I? Strange then that I have academic qualifications in science. From high school - Scottish highers (1976- A in Mathematics, A in Physics, A in Chemistry, B in Geography, C in English. 1977 Sixth year studies - AA in Mathematics, B in Chemistry, C in Physics.)

At Edinburgh University, I graduated with a lower 2nd Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. I also passed mathematics and physics courses at 1st year level and 2nd year too, though possibly not with good 2nd year passes, more like just passed maybe because by that time I was more interested in the computing and fell asleep in maths & physics lectures, anyway, I digress.

I was employed as a lecturer B in the Department of Mathematics in Computing, the Glasgow College of Nautical Studies from 1984 to 1986.

I was admitted to study for a 1-year Master of Science in Information Technology (Medical Physics) at the University of Aberdeen in 1990. I came 4th out of class of 20 in the first term class exam. My final exams result were not great and I was told I would need a good project to get the masters and it turned out the examiners thought it was not good enough for the master of science and instead recommended the diploma.

I appealed to be allowed to re-sit the exams. I did not appeal to non-experts asking that they pass me in a subject of which they knew nothing but I appealed to university administrators to keep an open mind that I could possibly have performed at the Master of Science level and so to examine that question in a fair way a re-examination should be ordered. My appeal was refused and I was denied a re-sit.

I then raised the matter of the failure to allow a resit automatically on appeal at publicly advertised meetings around the university, initially at the Department of BioMedical Sciences and Engineering where I had studied for the masters but when they began locking the door to keep me out, I went to other university wide publicly advertised meetings to raise the issue with university people.

Then I was thrown out of one such publicly advertised meeting at the medical school, the police were called. At a meeting at the Law school I confronted the law professor and the principal before leaving on my own steam. Shortly afterwards a legal action was raised to seek an interdict, a restraining order to keep me off university property, though some exceptions were made by the sheriff who heard the case.

I then began a leafleting campaign criticizing the court order and university lawyers for seeking to have me excluded from the university premises. I leafleted a publicly advertised meeting of scientists in Edinburgh at which one of the advertised speakers was the then principal of the university of Aberdeen who had sought my exclusion.

Next the university of Aberdeen lawyers hired a Queen's Counsel to raise a civil action in the Supreme court of Scotland to interdict me from publishing any more leaflets as regards this matter.

I was supported by a petition demanding my freedom of expression by 1200 signatures signed by people passing along the public street through the university campus.

I was found in contempt of court and had to give an undertaking not to publish any more such leaflets otherwise I was facing a jail sentence for contempt of court.

So Scotland is not actually a free country. The Queen's courts are used to deny freedom. It's a royalist, fascist police state.

A Scotsman (me) was threatened with jail for peacefully campaigning, simply distributing leaflets and speaking out at public meetings with a view to re-sit his exams in defiance of a court order.


Peter Dow (talk) 23:22, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Your rebuttal is far and away the funniest part of the article. Nothing establishes a man's scientific credentials like his A-level results. Well played, sir. Helena Bonham Carter (talk) 23:36, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
You really don't come off well here. If you like, I can memory-hole this tirade so as to save you further embarrassment. PowderSmokeAndLeather (talk) 00:05, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
You're too nice, PSL :p Octo8 (talk) 00:45, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
PS&L's offer is a good one, and I recommend you take him up on it. Let this disappear before someone gives it a good fisking. Alec Sanderson (talk) 01:25, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

"Terrorist Killer Queen"[edit]

Man, Queen songs got weird. Narky SawtoothNarky.png (Nyar~) 16:31, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Not left wing really[edit]

Whoever wrote this needs to look at the guy's politics... he's not especially left wing... has a "thing" about Condoleeza Rice for example.

Whatever your opinion of this gentleman[edit]

He is without doubt, a True Scotsman. --Scherben (talk) 20:55, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

Lèse-majesté[edit]

If the UK/Scottish law had not been abolished, would PD be guilty of Lèse-majesté? Anna Livia (talk) 18:42, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

Almost certainly. This guy is well into the kind of thing Lèse-majesté was there to prevent. — Dysk (contribs) 19:52, 6 March 2019 (UTC)