There is a distressing commonality when discussing climate science lately: many people skip past the data and arguments offered by a skeptic and ask the question, “Are you a climatologist?” The implication, sometimes flatly stated, is that, if you are … Continue Reading <em>You’re no climatologist!</em> Or, who is allowed to criticize?
Canada’s National Post, in a piece from a little more than a year ago, made a call for more statisticians to be involved in climate change research, much as the American Meteorological Society recently did. It’s relevant again, because the … Continue Reading <em>National Post</em> says statisticians needed too
There is a belief among certain paranormal researchers—these are the guys who study mind reading, clairvoyance, etc.—that is used to explain why psychic experiments haven’t seen positive results. It is called the sheep-goat theory. Those gifted with psychic powers, such … Continue Reading Greenpeace is shocked–<em>shocked</em>–to discover lobbying going on
Some guy named Joel Connelly at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer has written another one of those “We must do something now” global warming articles. What makes his piece distinct is that he compares those who express honest skepticism in global warming … Continue Reading Asinine comparison of holocaust deniers and honest scientists