Journal writer using odd logic about climate change article

I have proof The Herald is prejudiced against semicolons: They published this letter to the editor after I stopped myself from using even one semicolon.

That is the thinking of a guy who recently got attention claiming that the journal Science was prejudiced against articles that would question the link between recent wildfires and climate change (“Comment: Climate scientist aren’t being forced to exaggerate,” The Herald, Sept. 11). His claim of proof is that he hid his concerns and they published his article.

Here is his claimed evidence along with my evidence that the Herald is prejudiced against semicolons:

If the journal Science is prejudiced against his concerns and he includes his concerns in an article, the journal will not publish his article.

If The Herald is prejudiced against semicolons and I include semicolons in my letter to the editor, The Herald will not publish my letter.

He omitted his concerns.

I omitted semicolons.

The journal Science published his article.

The Herald published this letter to the editor.

Therefore, the journal Science is prejudiced against his concerns.

Therefore, The Herald is prejudiced against semicolons.

While this silliness is going on, flooding is killing people in Libya, Brazil and Greece and has threatened lives in Massachusetts, Minnesota, Florida and Nevada.

Nick Maxwell


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