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David Gelernter

American computer scientist, artist and writer

1955   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Yale University, Stony Brook University
occupation: computer scientist, university teacher

David Hillel Gelernter (born March 5, 1955) is an American computer scientist, artist, and writer. He is a professor of computer science at Yale University. He is known for contributions to parallel computation in the 1980s, and for books on topics including computed worlds (Mirror Worlds). Gelernter is also known for his belief, expressed in his book America-Lite: How Imperial Academia Dismantled Our Culture (and Ushered in the Obamacrats), that liberal academia has a destructive influence on American society. He is in addition known for his views against women in the workforce, and his rejection of the scientific consensus regarding anthropogenic climate change and evolution. In 1993 Gelernter was sent a mail bomb by Ted Kaczynski, known as the Unabomber. He opened it and the resulting explosion almost killed him, leaving him with permanent loss of use of his right hand, and permanent damage to his right eye.
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