(Fox News) What could prompt two college professors to burn a book? Disagreement with the contents, of course.
Two San Jose State University professors took a picture as they held a match to a book that takes on the idea of global warming, and the photo landed on an official school website until some realized the idea of academics burning books is not exactly scholarly. The image depicted Alison Bridger, a professor and chairwoman of the university's department of meteorology and climate science, holding a lit match beneath "The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism: Mankind and Climate Change Mania" as the 312-page paperback was held by assistant professor Craig Clements.
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"This week we received a deluge of free books from the Heartland Institute," the original caption read, according to an archived version of the webpage. " … Shown above, Drs. Bridger and Clements test the flammability of the book."