May 27, 2008

Nicholas Kollerstrom

Nicholas Kollerstrom was a Research Fellow in UCL's Department of Science and Technology Studies who published on the history of astronomy. UCL seemed quite tolerant of his sideline in writing nonsense about astrology, but it was his scientific articles for The Committee for Open Debate on The Holocaust that caused UCL to terminate his Honorary Research Fellowship. What would Jeremy Bentham, who wrote 'As to the evil which results from a censorship, it is impossible to measure it, for it is impossible to tell where it ends', have to say about that? Shame on UCL. Now the good news, under new rules for consumer protection, astrologers will be forced to say their services are for 'entertainment only'. Posted by Martin Sewell at May 27, 2008 2:48 PM