CO2 Coalition Members

Patrick Frank

PhD (Chemistry)

Patrick Frank is a physical methods experimental chemist. BS, MS, San Francisco State University; PhD, Stanford University; Bergmann Postdoctoral Fellow at The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. Scientific staff at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, with 67 publications in Bioinorganic Chemistry. Research focus included X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy applied to the unusual metal active site in blue copper electron transport proteins, which included falsification of rack-induced bonding theory and overturning 60 years of accepted wisdom about the solvation structure of dissolved cupric ion. Other research resolved the highly unusual and ancient (Cambrian) biological chemistry of vanadium and sulfuric acid in blood cells of the sea squirt Ascidia ceratodes. Further papers published on the noble savage myth, the intelligent design myth, the science is philosophy myth, the Progressivism is ethical myth, and the human-caused global warming myth.

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