The distribution list did not ask for permission or confirmation. The design errors didn't stay there: anyone could reply to the list and have the messages forwarded. In less then two hours, 47 angry students from around the world complained and asked each other to send an email to Coursera. Which I did. I only got an automated reply, and never heard back from them.
from: Jesse *, Jr.
reply-to: "Jesse *, Jr."
date: 17 July 2014 15:20
Science creates knowledge via controlled experiments
Which is false. Science checks hypotheses and tries to prove them, or makes repeated experiments that show the failure to disprove them.
1) Write a Slashdot article
Yea, and today people have a favourite hobby that consists in building small scale unmanned aircrafts and go bombing their neighbours... oh wait, they don't.