To: Ed Cook <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 10:54:56 -0400
Cc: "Michael E. Mann" <email@example.com>, Malcolm Hughes <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am concerned about the the stressed tone of some of the words being
circulated lately. Such difficulties not only hamper collegiality
(which I value greatly) but also the actual progress in our field.
I think you are all fine fellows and very good scientists and that it
is time to smoke the peace pipe on all this and put a temporary
moratorium on more email messages until tempers cool down a bit.
After this maybe we can discuss things somewhere where each party
comes to the meeting beforehand with a commitment to even-handed
discussion and give and take.
I hope I have not offended anyone in this message -- it is of course
a personal opinion. Maybe it is an illusion or prejudice on my part,
but somehow I am not convinced that the "truth" is always worth
reaching if it is at the cost of damaged personal relationships....
Best wishes, Tom
Thomas J. Crowley
Nicholas Professor of Earth Systems Science
Dept. of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences
103 Old Chem Building
Durham, NC 27708