Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tragedy of the Climate "Scientists"

This morning in the UK Times Online published [emphasis added]

SCIENTISTS at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based.

It means that other academics are not able to check basic calculations said to show a long-term rise in temperature over the past 150 years.

To qualify as science, a theory must come with all data intact Where data is excluded, it must come with an explanation. The object is for others to BE ABLE to test the theory; to let all comers try and prove it is wrong.

Hiding or discarding data is not science. Since such behavior will get a freshman flunked out of Lab 101, it appears some PhDs have traded their hard earned names as part of the requirements to obtain their latest grants; traded their good names for a bowl of beans as it were.

We know our politicians always hanker for reasons to tax us, so it appears these "scientists" are simply the paid tools of they who fund them. I have little doubt these are bright men who once sought a prominent position amongst noted scientists of the past.  All the more tragic that the 'leading climatologists" (in their own view at least) now appear to be the equivalent of the "learned" charlatans who worked for the despots of darker eras. Now, it seems, they are on the fast track of being forgotten along with the fraud who attempted to foist the "missing link" known as Piltdown Man on a credulous world a century before.

1 comment:

  1. Don't worry about my boys Pascal. I would worry for you deniers. The heavy hand is coming and there is little silly fools such as you will do about it. How many days until Copenhagen? This should be good.


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