Friday, May 21, 2010

Dear Royal Ontario Museum ...

 
Indicate in the comments whether you'd like to sign this letter as a supporter of the Committee for the Advancement of Scientific Skepticismat the Center for Inquiry (Canada). Include your name, title, and affiliation. Email me if you'd rather not post a comment. (My name is "l.moran" and my domain is "utoronto.ca")

See Shame on the Royal Ontario Museum for more information about the event.
William Thorsell
Director, the Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen's Park
Toronto, ON
M5S 2C6

Mr. Thorsell,

We at the Committee for the Advancement of Scientific Skepticism (CASS) at the Centre for Inquiry (Canada) and its supporters were dismayed  to learn that the Royal Ontario Museum will be sponsoring a talk by Deepak Chopra at the University of Toronto in connection with the Director's Signature Series: The Warrior Emperor and China's Terracotta Army.

While we fully support the concept of academic freedom, we are baffled by this invitation and wonder how it fits into the mandate of the museum to "serve as an advocate for science in the study of nature," as stated in your message on the ROM website.  Mr. Chopra's new age psycho-babble may be attractive to the general public, but by inviting him to speak at the ROM, you lend undeserved scientific credibility to his pseudo-scientific claims about quantum physics, psychology, chemistry and medicine. These claims are rightly rejected as absurd by the scientific community and by promoting them you tarnish the otherwise excellent scientific reputation of the Royal Ontario Museum.

CASS will be publishing the standard rebuttals of Deepak Chopra's fanciful quackery in order to help the public understand where he goes off the rails. Our hope is to turn this otherwise embarrassing event into a learning opportunity.  We are also contacting the sponsors of the event and the ROM's other private donors in order to voice our concern about Mr. Chopra's presentation. We would like the ROM to clarify how Mr. Chopra's visit fits into this lecture series, as it seems this is just another opportunity for him to promote his new book.  

We look forward to hearing from you.

 
Sincerely,

The Committee for the Advancement of Scientific Skepticism (CASS) at the Centre for Inquiry Canada


600 comments:

  1. Larry, I'll sign that.

    Gabriel A. Devenyi B.Eng.
    Ph.D. Student - Engineering Physics
    McMaster University

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  2. Excellent letter, well written and succinct.

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  3. Count me in.

    PZ Myers
    Associate Professor, Division of Science and Math
    University of Minnesota Morris

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  4. As a Torontonian, I find this deeply embarrasing. Please cancel the quack show.

    Janice in Toronto

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  5. I'll Sign that, too.

    Darren S. A. George, PhD
    Instructor, Math/Science
    North Island College
    Campbell River, B.C.

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  6. Add my name if you wish:

    Larry Flowers
    Microbiologist

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  7. I'd sign.

    Joel Green
    lowly Toronto resident

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  8. I would be more than willing to be included on this.

    Travis D. Stewart, BSc, BCS
    MCS Student - Computer Science (Bioinformatics)
    Carleton University

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  9. Michelle Noël, MA (University of Toronto)
    resident of Ontario

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  10. I'll definitely sign this:

    Eric J. Pedersen
    Ph.D. student - Biology
    McGill University

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  11. I'll get behind this.

    Benjamin Wilson
    M.A. Student - Physical Anthropology
    Northern Illinois University

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  12. Andrew Connor
    Toronto, ON

    Leave my colobus monkeys alone Deepak!

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  13. Larry

    I have no title but I will sign it.

    Susan Benfold
    Bolton, Ontario

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  14. Great letter, sign me up.

    Mary Thomson
    Director of Applications Development
    Remspec Corporation

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  15. Sign me up.

    Maxine Levine
    Toronto, ON

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  16. Put me down as well.

    Kevin Bailey
    Chemical Engineering Student
    University of Waterloo

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  17. I am a lifelong Toronto resident who has always loved the ROM. The decision to host this event is baffling and disappointing, to say the least.

    Alyssa H.

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  18. Add me too.

    Anthony Karosas, BA, BSc
    Alberta Health Services
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  19. Add my name.

    Nigel Gomm
    Paris, Ontario

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  20. Trent Toulouse
    Ph.D. Student Psychology
    McMaster University

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  21. Add my signature.

    A. Nowaczek
    Haileybury ON

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  22. Me too!

    Marcus Hill, PhD
    Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education
    Liverpool John Moores University

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  23. Yes please, add me. Deepak's statements about anything "quantum" are frequently contradicted by my basic coursework in physical chemistry, instrumental analysis, etc. It's as if he never touched a single chemistry textbook.

    Brian Brauchler
    Senior Chemistry undergraduate
    Case Western Reserve University
    Cleveland, OH

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  24. Sign my name as well.

    Randy Tyson
    Research Council Officer
    National Research Council of Canada

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  25. "Me too"


    Deepak Chopra is fine for a museum of hoaxes, but not a museum of REALITY.

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  26. Sign me up. Clifford William Beninger , Ph.D. Biology (Chemical Ecology), currently acting as independent consultant.

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  27. I'll sign the letter also.

    Lyle D. Sanders
    Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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  28. Signed

    Trevor Hill
    Parry Sound, Ontario.

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  29. I'll sign it too

    Joel Hart
    University of Calgary dropout
    All around good guy

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  30. Signed.

    Eric Verspoor
    Skeptic & Canadian embarrassed by this mess with The venerable ROM and woo-meister Deepak Chopra.

    Please cancel the show.

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  31. I love the ROM, but I don't love this.

    Matthew Dawydchak
    resident of Toronto

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  32. Jeff Satterley
    PhD Student
    Northeastern University
    Boston, MA, USA

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  33. Oh, I totally support this.

    Rebecca Miller
    Ph.D. Student - Genetics
    University of Georgia

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  34. I'm in. Spent a lot of time in Toronto, great city and the museum needs to sort itself out.

    Andy, Manchester

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  35. Er, the letter. Not Chopra.

    Rebecca Miller
    Ph.D. Student - Genetics
    University of Georgia

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  36. I would like to add my name to this letter:

    Amy Brown
    ROM Member

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  37. Ben Haller
    Ph.D. student, Evolutionary Biology
    McGill University

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  38. If non-scientists can sign on, please include me:

    Ian W. Hill
    artist, supporter of CASS
    Brooklyn, NY USA

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  39. Absolutely,
    Ryan Whitmarsh
    Microbiology PhD student
    University of Pennsylvania

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  40. I'll sign this

    John Burt
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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  41. Signed, sealed, and delivered
    -Michael Spear

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  42. I'm also titleless but this is serious b.s.

    Brent Morris
    Toronto, ON

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  43. Me too, Larry.

    Peter Moulton
    Phoenix, Arizona

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  44. Love you ROM, but what was the rationale behind supporting this nut?

    Matthew Orr
    Mathematical Physics Student
    University of Waterloo

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  45. I'll sign as well

    Sarah Guermond
    Biology student
    University of Texas at Austin

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  46. Sign me up:
    Dr Martin Lee
    Post-doctoral Researcher - Chronic Diseases
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute/University of Ottawa

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  47. Hell, I'll sign too.

    Roberto A. Valenzuela, J.D.
    2010 Vernon L. Smith Fellow of Law and Economics, Chapman University

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  48. Flavio Antenucci
    Application Developer
    Toronto, Ontario

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  49. Thank you for this, Dr Moran and CASS. While a museum may reasonably present topics of both scientific and socio-cultural interest, Deepak Chopra's pseudoscience and anti-science belong in neither category. Except perhaps in a forum - including REAL scientists - to show how easily the ignorant and gullible are deluded.

    Dr. Sowmya Dakshinamurti (MD)
    Winnipeg, MB

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  50. me too

    Grant Wickman B.Sc, M.Sc (UofA)
    Ph.D Student - Medicine
    University of Glasgow

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  51. Dr. L. Jonathan Dursi
    Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
    University of Toronto

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  52. I'll get on board--- I can't stand quantum woo being validated like that.

    Christopher Granade
    Masters Student in Theoretical Physics, Perimeter Scholars International
    University of Waterloo

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  53. I support the Committee for the Advancement of Scientific Skepticism.

    Michiel Duvekot
    Toronto

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  54. Michael Kubillus

    I'm definitly with you.

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  55. S.C. Kavassalis
    University of Toronto, Department of Physics

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  56. This comment has been removed by the author.

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  57. Damn right I will.

    Mike Eheler
    Los Angeles, CA

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  58. C. Ryan Shannon
    Tulsa, OK

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  59. Absolutely.

    Colin Jagoe
    Instructional Leadership Consultant - Science and Technology
    Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board

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  60. Francisco Rabang, IV
    triOS College
    Toronto, Ontario

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  61. Count me in.

    Ricardo A.Saenz
    Research Professor
    Facultad de Ciencias - University of Colima
    Mexico

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  62. Douglas Crews
    B.S., UC San Diego

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  63. You have my support.

    Earl Lyon
    Fredericton
    New Brunswick

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  64. I'll sign!

    Jerry D. Harris
    Associate Professor/Director of Paleontology
    Physical Sciences Department
    Dixie State College of Utah

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  65. Rosemary J. Redfield
    Professor, Dept. of Zoology
    University of British Columbia

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  66. I agree with the above comments!


    Bob Barratt, RN BSN, MSc
    Nurse Anesthetist
    Stillwater, MN

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  67. I`ll certainly sign.

    Scott Shannon
    BSc(Eng) Engineering Physics - Queen`s University

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  68. Count me in:

    John Scanlon
    Palaeontologist
    Riversleigh Fossil Centre
    Mount Isa QLD Australia

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  69. Hope ROM learns something from this.
    Signed,
    Vaibhav Prakash, PhD student-Theoretical Physics,Massey University,New Zealand.

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  70. Me too.
    Andrew Nelson
    Geoscientist
    Sydney
    NSW
    Australia

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  71. Chopra's continual and demonstrably false statements about....well just about everything...are an embarrassment and he should not be offered a platform by real scientists.

    I'm not a scientist (though I'll be going back to school for my physics degree soon) so I'm not sure how much weight my name will add (or if my name will be added at all). But count me in:
    Jason DeLaat
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  72. Here's a rare case for you: an artist against psuedoscience.

    Chris Felling
    Victoria, British Columbia

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  73. I'm happy to sign this.

    Nelson Milum,
    Calgary, Alberta

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  74. Count me in


    Trevor Wilkes
    Hamilton, Ontario family man

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  75. I'm in...

    Jill Mitchell Nielsen
    MA Student - Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies in International Relations
    University of British Columbia - Okanagan, Kelowna BC

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  76. And me.

    Paul Wilson, Ph.D
    Computer Scientist
    Austin, Texas USA

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  77. I'd like to sign this too.

    Yameen Huq
    Undergrad- Chem Engineering
    Georgia-Tech

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  78. I'll happily add my name to this growing list.

    Sean Sunley
    University of Regina

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  79. Not a scientist either, but I love me some rational thinking.

    Etienne Mallette
    Literature teacher at Maisonneuve College
    Mirabel, Quebec

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  80. Oy...can't believe this actually might happen. Deepak Chopra? Please. I'm in.

    Matthew Miller
    Grand Rapids, MI

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  81. I am ashamed that such a charlatan is given such a big platform. As a high school teacher, I teach my kids to think and use their judgment everyday. Hopefully, the ROM reconsiders.

    Sophie St-Pierre, Montreal,
    Westmount High School,
    English Montreal School Board

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  82. I'll sign.....

    Michael J.A. Hamilton BSc, BEd, MD
    Newmarket ON

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  83. Count me in


    Steve Fines, MD
    St. Cloud, MN

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  84. Count me in!
    Miranda Gavrin, Indiana

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  85. I would like my name on this as well.

    David Brue Brown
    Disputanta, Virginia, USA

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  86. I'll sign that.

    Robert Morrison
    Edmonton, Alberta

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  87. I will sign that.
    Dean Buchanan

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  88. Count me in.

    Cameron Peters, MLSc
    Science Instructor/Science Department Chair
    Poulsbo, WA

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  89. I will sign this.

    Robert DeCaire
    M.Sc. student - Biology
    University of Western Ontario

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  90. Please cancel this quack-show - something the ROM should not be seen to be endorsing.

    Luke Tunmer
    Director of Engineering
    Qualcomm
    Cambridge, UK.

    (but a Canadian citizen).

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  91. I'll sign in on that one!

    Andre Lessard,
    University of Ottawa Student: Anthropology and Sociology

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  92. In.

    Andrew H. Tripp
    Soon-To-Be Honours Student at the University of Toronto

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  93. Count me in, too.

    Lauren Adasiak Cocilova
    science-enthusiast and inhabitant of the reality-based community
    Rochester NY USA

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  94. Please add me.

    Emanuele Oriano, B.A., C.Tran.
    Toronto, ON

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  95. Please include my signature.

    Sowmya N Rao
    MS Student - Electrical Engineering
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA, USA

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  96. I will absolutely sign

    Ian Cromwell, MSc
    BC Cancer Agency
    Vancouver, BC

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  97. John M Holt
    Principal Research Scientist
    Haystack Observatory
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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  98. I'll sign that.

    E.E. Ehrhardt
    Senior Biochemistry undergraduate
    Bowdoin College
    Brunswick, Maine, USA

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  99. Count me in too.

    Dr. James Hartman
    University of Texas

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  100. Count me in

    Bill Dileva
    Scambusting! (on Facebook)
    Windsor Ontario

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  101. I'll sign that,
    Mr Chopra and his quackery do not
    belong in the ROM.
    On the sidewalk outside with a hat, maybe.


    Ian M Lommerse.
    4th spruce tree over.
    Yukon Terr.

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  102. Please add my signature:

    Steven R. Fulton
    Trenton, ON

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  103. Excellent letter. Please include my signature.

    Shari M. Jackson, MD
    Neuroradiologist
    Seattle, WA

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  104. Please add my signature to this list.

    Michael Morgan
    Director`s Circle Member of the Royal Ontario Museum

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  105. I'll sign that.

    Kyle Falcon
    MA. Student - History
    Wilfrid Laurier University

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  106. Me too.

    Robert Allison
    Professor, Computer Studies
    Algonquin College

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  107. Happy to sign

    Joy Kidd
    Science Teacher
    McKinney, Texas

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  108. It is important to let the museum know this guy is a fraud.
    Sign me up

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  109. I canceled my membership to the ROM because of this.

    John Fruhwirth
    B. Math ( Univ. of Waterloo)

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  110. Likewise; count me in:

    AJ Milne
    Ottawa

    (Adding: the ROM is extremely unwise to lend unto that loon any credibility. The only legit way I could picture Chopra turning up in anything a responsible institution of that stripe might present would be as exhibit 'A' in a lecture on the popularity of quackery and pseudoscience, and how to spot the same.)

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  111. I support this letter.

    Kirsten MacKenzie, M.Sc., R.P.Bio.

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  112. Put down my signature.

    Hugh McBratney, M.Eng.
    Toronto, Ontario.

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  113. Happily adding my name to the list.

    Darren Olenick
    Winnipeg, Manitoba

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  114. Megan Igo
    Professor of Biology
    Merced College

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  115. Happy to sign.

    Daryl LeBlanc
    Senior Biology Teacher
    Halton District School Board

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  116. I'll sign

    Alix L. Reid, B.A. (honours), LL.B.
    Duncan, B.C.

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  117. I can't stand Chopra. He is a disgrace to the medical profession. I'll be happy to sign.

    John A. Yarzagaray M.D.
    Chicago, IL

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  118. As a Canadian, I find this deeply distressing. Chopra's quantum quackery has nothing to do with science. I'll sign the letter.

    Stephen Ross
    Red Deer, AB

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  119. Louise Tardif
    Calgary, Alberta

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  120. I'll sign! I'm looking forward to bringing my Finnish friend to the ROM this summer - but I won't give them my money or support if they intend to pass it on to that guy.

    Jennifer Mulligan
    B.Sc in biology from UWO
    London, Ontario

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  121. Count me, too.

    Jim Last
    Sacramento, CA

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  122. I'm in.

    Andrew C. Holmes
    St. John's, Newfoundland

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  123. You can count me in too.

    Paul McGrath
    PhD student (Physics)
    University of Waterloo

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  124. Oh, I'll certainly sign it.

    Christopher L. Ogilvie, B.A. (Hons)
    Juris Doctor Student
    University of Toronto

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  125. Nathan Mellema, J.D.
    Sioux Falls, SD

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  126. Scott Johnson
    Science student and teacher
    Langley, BC, Canada

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  127. Count me in too.

    Jonathan Ridley
    Newcastle, Uk
    BA Phiolosophy dropout!

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  128. Sign my name on this, too.

    Peter Cook
    Illustrator, science cartoonist
    Toronto ON

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  129. Signed.

    Gregory Bieniek
    Chicago, IL

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  130. Add my name too:

    Erik Davis
    Toronto

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  131. I'd like to sign.

    Dr. James Wallis
    Institute of Biological Chemistry
    Washington State University

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  132. I will certainly add my name to this.

    Garry J. VanGelderen
    Retired Engineer
    Penetanguishene, ON

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  133. Signed.

    Donald Atkin
    MSc student (Psychology)
    U. of Alberta

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  134. My name as well, please.

    Michael McCarron
    B.A., RMT, B.Cool.
    Whitby, Ontario.

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  135. I'll sign

    Michael Heath
    Science student, supporter, & opponent of woo
    Gaylord, Michigan U.S.A.

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  136. I'm tempted to buy a ROM membership just to return it in disgust. Sign me up

    Andrew Davidson
    Toronto, ON

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  137. I'm in.

    Don Cates (BSc U of Manitoba)
    Retired medical research tech.

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  139. In:

    Richard B. Hoppe, Ph.D.
    retired Professor, Kenyon College, Ohio, USA.

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  140. I'll Sign,

    Leith Jones,
    Ontario resident.

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  141. After thinking about this a bit I bet Larry just wants to get the real names of all of his readers. Everyone is outing themselves (including me) so it seems to be working.

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  142. I Concur
    Peter Harbison
    Darwin
    Australia

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  143. Include me in:

    Sharon Crawford
    Madeira Park, BC

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  144. Cancel the invitation
    Kevin Keenan
    PhD Student, QUB.

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  145. Put my name on that.


    Travis S. Loosli PhD (Philosophy) EdS (School Psychology).

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  146. Count me in!

    Christopher Mazur,
    Kelowna, B.C.

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  147. I'm in too,
    Ian Simpson,
    Ex-Toronto resident.

    (Citizen of the universe,
    and a gentleman to boot.)

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  148. Definitely Mr. Chopra should not be talking his usual unscientific new-age psycho babble at the ROM.

    Mr. Larry Gagnon, M.Sc.
    Retired Petroleum Geologist

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  149. I'm in.

    Chris Roberts
    Programmer
    NF, Canada.

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  150. I'll sign that

    Danny Keith James
    Vancouver, B.C.

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  151. You can add me to the list of signatories.

    Aaron A. Heiss, M.Sc.
    Ph.D. student in Evolutionary Biology
    Dalhousie University

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  152. I loved their Darwin exhibit. This, not so much. I'm in.
    Andrew Dunn
    Saratoga NY

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  153. No title, but an occaisional patron of museums.

    Trevor Zimmerman
    Edmonton, AB

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  154. Count me in

    Pablo Aran

    Ph.D Student

    Department of Chemistry

    University of Cambridge

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  155. I'll sign too.

    Ryan C Herrington, Kitchener-Waterloo resident.

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  156. I'll sign

    Nick Gorton, MD, DABEM
    Davis, CA

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  157. I'll sign too:

    Kim Sweeney
    M.S. Cognitive Science
    Graduate Student
    UC San Diego

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  158. Wow. Definitely count me in.

    Shaun Wilson
    Undergrad - Computer Science
    University of New England
    NSW Australia

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  159. Sheesh, you guys are so uptight. Now that Deepak gets a chance to raise your consciousness and expand your 'ways of knowing' the ROM will be able to lay on seminars about palmistry and phrenology around the fountain powered by the perpetual motion machine. Lit, of course, by power from cold fusion.

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  160. Count me in. No title, but I love museums, especially the ROM. My husband, children and I visit science museums frequently.

    Tiffany H. Cox
    Des Moines, Iowa

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  161. Please Add my name:

    Kevin Jones
    Calgary, Alberta

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  162. I'll Sign


    Brian Crockett
    SW Developer

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  163. You may add my name.

    Barbara A. Meissner
    Archaeologist
    University of Texas at San Antonio

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  164. I still can still barely believe he was considered.

    Josh Triska
    PhD Student, Electrical Engineering
    Oregon State University

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  165. Please include my signature on this letter. Deepak Chopra's pseudoscientific nonsense undermines the credibility of this respectable institution.
    David Donald, P. Eng
    Winnipeg

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  166. Robert B Brown
    Electrical Engineer, Retired
    Lexington KY USA

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  167. I will sign:

    Yuriy Zubarev,
    Software Engineer,
    Vancouver, BC

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  168. Benjamin Odenheimer

    Undergraduate, St. John's College Santa Fe

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  169. Sasha Ramani
    Candidate for BBA, BMath
    University of Waterloo
    Wilfrid Laurier University

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  170. Count me in too!

    Steve Gibb
    Maplewood, NJ

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  171. Please add my humble signature.

    Nancy Holst
    Mother of 6
    Promoter of Science and Reason
    Chicago, Illinois

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  172. The ROM had a tremendous influence on me in my youth, and I am dismayed that it is appearing to pander to the ignorant with this invitation.

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  174. Count me in, too. Keep up the good fight CASS and CFI.

    David Roscoe
    North Bay, Ontario

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  175. As a Canadian, I am embarrassed by this. Sign me up.

    Joseph W. Brown
    Ph.D. Student, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
    University of Michigan

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  176. Please add my name.

    Stephanie Hevenor
    Laboratory Instructor
    Nipissing University

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  177. I'll sign that.

    Roger Hoffmore
    Professional Geologist and Educator
    California

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  178. Mark Propp
    Winnipeg, Manitoba

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  179. I'll sign

    Peter A Hasek
    MS, Physics
    Certified Business Manager
    Project Management Professional
    Commerce Township, MI

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  180. From the Pacific North West and worried about the state of fluff brained non-arguments being promoted as "truths". Science FTW!

    Cameron Coale
    Everett, Wa

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  181. I would love to sign it. I hope to major in Biology once I transfer.

    John Capilos
    Columbia, SC

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  182. Sign me on!

    Andrew Rihn
    BA, Kent State University

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  183. I'll gladly add my signature. Deepak Chopra is a snake oil salesman of the highest order.

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  184. I'll sign it gladly.

    John Melby
    Emeritus Professor of Music
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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  185. I fully agree with and support your letter protesting the Royal Ontario Museum's invitation to Deepak Chopra. This kind of non-science nonsense does not belong in such institutions.

    Ian Wood
    Austin, Texas USA

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  186. Tim Falkenberg
    Whitehorse, Yukon

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  187. Al McDonell
    Common Sense

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  188. I'll sign that...

    Darin Cowan, BSc
    Ottawa, Ontario

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  189. Shawn Macdonald, London, OntarioFriday, May 21, 2010 8:41:00 PM

    Please include me on the petition

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  190. And the list keeps growing. Count me in.

    Brian Thompson
    Aurora, Ontario

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