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Frederick Seitz

Frederick Seitz is a physicist and college professor. He served as the president of the National Academy of Sciences, then become the president of Rockefeller University.

Seitz has commented on the role of curiosity in the process of scientific discovery:

"Over a long time, things that people learn purely out of curiosity can have a revolutionary effect on human affairs." [1]

Seitz questions the global warming theory and decries the politicization of science which he says retards research into views which oppose the prevailing climate of support for environmentalist views. He supports the position of the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (OISM) on global warming and in an open letter invited scientists to sign the OISM's global warming petition. Also Seitz signed the 1995 Leipzig Declaration.

Positions held: