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Fri Dec 13, 2019, 09:17 PM

I attended a lecture this evening by Nobel Laureate and activist, Richard Roberts.

It was just fabulous, not a scientific lecture, but an activist lecture.

Anyone who bashes Greenpeace's contempt for science is fine with me. He drove it hard, noting that Greenpeace has raised half a billion dollars to spread ignorance that he clearly characterized as a "Crime against humanity."

When I told him during Q&A I consider myself a liberal and an environmentalist, he interrupted me to say, "so am I," and I answered, "Indeed you are."

His chief concern: Human poverty. He's very active in Africa and in Bangladesh, fighting ignorance for the benefit of the poor.

An outstanding lecture, along with a few good Trump jokes.

The best joke was not his, but was our outgoing section President who obliquely referred to "Self made" "Daddy made me a small loan of a million dollars" fool when he said, "I'm glad you're self made; it absolves God of the responsibility."

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