Now approaching 90 respected scientist and political cartoonist Dr Bob Brockie is no right wing fanatic. Rather he has a life-long history of being a paid-up member of the capital’s trendy-lefty set.
But regardless of his political leanings his great passion is science. With science there’s no room for opinions as it deals in evidence-based facts.
One of Britain’s great institutions is the Royal Society which promotes truth via evidence-based science.
There’s a New Zealand branch our scientists traditionally are proud to belong to.
It’s substantially paid for by the taxpayer which is no surprise when you look at its website and note the sheer number of employees, 44 in all, the vast majority clearly dripping wet.
The New Zealand Royal Society is an absolute disgrace. Bob Brockie has had the integrity to resign. His resignation letter below spells out why.
I would be very surprised indeed if he is alone in this action but the 44 wets won’t care although the taxpayer certainly should, seeing their money promoting anti-science.
The next National government should end the tax-payer funding, allow the inevitable sponger clean-out and only resume subsidy when it’s assured that the Society will stick to the knitting of its expressed purpose.