Beyond bizarre: University of Graz music professor calls for skeptic death sentences

Source: Whatsup

Posted on December 23, 2012 by

[Update, Parncutt has pulled his page, the webcite link still works, 1:00 am PDT 12/24/12 ~mod]

UPDATE2:  9AM PST 1/24 The Parncutt page now gets a 404 ?file not found? error, which to me suggests that University of  Graz officials pulled the plug on it rather than Parncutt, as Parncutt alludes to and expects the reactions in his ugly essay and was prepared for them. Based on his demeanor, if he had pulled it, I posit that he would have left some rationalization essay in its place. In the wake of well known mass shootings this year, I suspect the University of Graz didn?t want this PR disaster on their hands before it got beyond the blogging world and into the MSM. See below for the page that I archived using an established and accepted archiving service  ? Anthony

UPDATE3: 5AM Dec 25th, Parcutt?s page has returned, completely rewritten without a hint of the ugliness of the previous one. It?s a Festivus miracle! I blame the airing of grievances. ? Anthony

The bizarre world of AGW proponentry continues. I wonder how David Appell will react to this one? Jo Nova tells us of the latest climate ugliness that is beyond bizzare, and, even more disturbing, we see who?s motiviating this man?s hate. ? Anthony

Jo Nova writes:

Death threats anyone? Austrian Prof: global warming deniers should be sentenced to death

Richard Parncutt,  Professor of Systematic Musicology, University of Graz, Austria, reckons people like Watts, Tallbloke, Singer, Michaels, Monckton, McIntyre and me (there are too many to list) should be executed. He?s gone full barking mad, and though he says these are his ?personal opinions? they are listed on his university web site.

For all the bleating of those who say they?ve had real ?death threats?, we get discussions about executing skeptics from Professors, wielding the tyrannical power of the state. Was he paid by the state to write these simplistic, immature, ?solutions?? Do taxpayers fund his web expenses? (And what the heck is systematic musicology?)

Here?s a quote from Parncutt:

?I have always been opposed to the death penalty in all cases??

?Even mass murderers [like Breivik] should not be executed, in my opinion.?

?GW deniers fall into a completely different category from Behring Breivik. They are already causing the deaths of hundreds of millions of future people. We could be speaking of billions, but I am making a conservative estimate.?

Read the whole story here at Jo Nova?s place:


This is the ranting of a person who has become propagandized.

Reading Parncutt?s web page at the University of Graz it becomes clear where his delusions originate from. He names the websites ?Skeptical Science? and DeSmog blog as his sources.

?For a reputable summary of arguments for and against GW, see skepticalscience.?

?Much more would have happened by now if not for the GW deniers. An amazing number of people still believe that GW is a story made up by scientists with ulterior motives. For a long list of climate change deniers and their stories see desmogblog.?

As his affirmed sources for his article calling for the death of climate skeptics, John Cook and Jim Hoggan now own this despicable ugliness. The question is: will they care? And will they condemn this or agree by their silence?

My guess is neither John Cook nor Jim Hoggan will have the moral integrity to condemn this man?s delusional hatred. I hope to be proven wrong.

Since his page will likely be modified or disappeared once University of Graz officials realize they have a rogue PR disaster on their hands, I?ve permanently archived the page here:

Richard Parncutt. Death penalty for global warming deniers?. University of Graz. 2012-12-24. URL: Accessed: 2012-12-24. (Archived by WebCite® at