Joined: Oct. 2005
How very sad. At least nobody was killed.
This makes me angry and a little sick.
Mark appears to be your usual outspoken Darwinist - a nobody thatís done nothing notable in his field of expertise vainly trying to make a mark outside their field of expertise. Fits right in with poseurs Wesley Elsberry, Ed Darrel, Nick Matzke, Ed Brayton, Eugenie Scott, et al.
But hey, he got a special doctoral degree in the Soviet Union thatís greater than any doctoral degree you can get in the United States. With Russian physics PhDís like Mark itís no wonder the Soviet Union lost the cold war.
Comment by DaveScot ó August 16, 2005 @ 96 am
But in reality.
Mark Perakh, science defender
By: BRADLEY J. FIKES - Staff Writer
ESCONDIDO ---- He taught physics at some of the world's most prestigious universities, wrote 300 scientific papers and performed research on superconductivity for IBM and Arco Solar. He survived a Soviet labor camp and emigrated to Israel when it wasn't easy. But 12 years after his retirement from teaching physics, Mark Perakh, 81, is enjoying his greatest fame.
According to his resume, Perakh studied technical engineering and physics at the Odessa Institute of Technology in Ukraine, Odessa Polytechnic University and Kazan Institute of Technology. He received a Diploma of Doctorate of Sciences, the Soviet Union's top scientific degree, in 1967.
Unhappy with Soviet totalitarianism, Perakh began questioning Marxism, especially its claims to be scientific. That questioning came at considerable cost: In 1958, he was sent to a Siberian prison camp for several years. After he got out, Perakh decided to emigrate. He and his family left for Israel in 1973.
From 1973 to 1978, Perakh taught as a professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, performing research in photodeposition of semiconductor films and electrodeposition. In 1978, he taught as a visiting professor at the Royal Society of England. In that year, Perakh switched to the private sector, taking a series of jobs at IBM, Arco Solar and Bourns Inc. of Riverside.
In 1985, Perakh began teaching at Cal State Fullerton. He also taught part time at San Diego State University, Cal Poly Pomona and UC Irvine. He retired in 1994.
That is the sort of non-achievement most people would be proud of.
Dave Scott, name a few people who support ID that have had a career aproaching Dr. Perakhs.