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Lord Leach of Fairford weighs in on Nature’s ‘denier’ gaffe

“Persecution of non-believers has been popular for centuries. Belief and denial are the words of zealots, not scientists.”
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I’ve still not received any reply from Nature Climate Change editor Rory Howlett to my query about why he allowed the term “deniers” in scientific literature (Bain et al), and neither has Bishop Hill to my knowledge. Lord Leach however, has weighed in, and has sent me his letter for publication here with permission. – Anthony

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Dear Dr Howlett,

The use of the term “denier” does your journal a disservice, both for its vagueness and for its insulting overtone.  

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