The lobster goes on to evaluate emails stolen from an astronomy lab.
Thanks and a tip of the ol’ Python-bedecked hat to Anna Ravenscroft.
Update: Another fine story about scientific “skepticism”, this one taxonomic:
“I also am a skeptic,” said the second, “but evidently of a more refined sort, for I demand a much higher standard of evidence than you do. [more]
Update: Here’s what Paul Knappenberger at SPPI says about the EAU hacking:
“In his December 18, 2009 op-ed, Dr. Michael Mann largely misses to point about the most important aspect of the contents of the climate emails. It is not so much what has appeared in the scientific literature after “decades of work by thousands of scientists around the world” regarding human-caused climate change, but what has not appeared in the literature. [more]
“We are all sufferers from history, but the paranoid is a double sufferer, since he is afflicted not only by the real world, with the rest of us, but by his fantasies as well.”
– Richard Hofstader, 1964,
“The Paranoid Style in American Politics“
The recent thread where I tried to explain how the CRU email kerfuffle partakes of the paranoid style in American politics got a lot of interest, thanks in large measure to an effort by Morano to Godwin the hell out of it. [more]
I missed the boat for the first round of Someone-Claiming-to-be-Sarah-Palin vs COP15; so much for an easy traffic spike. Still, I was amused by how this random person titled the putative-Palin’s article.
Apparently Vathek thinks Mrs. Palin is complaining that the COP process has been politicized!
Sorta like complainin’ that your water’s all damp and soggy, ain’t it? [more]
Just got this in the mail:
I wanted to make sure you saw Swifthack.com, which I launched this morning.
SwiftHack.com offers dozens of links daily to reality-based news and analysis related to the ClimateGate story. The site will serve as an informal clearinghouse for pushback against the rapidly developing SwiftHack smear campaign against climate science. [more]