|Tracy P. Hamilton
Joined: May 2006
Expelled! or something:
|Just in case you were thinking that ID is the only subject on which Big Science tolerates no dissent, the editor-in-chief of Remoting Sensing has just resigned. His crime? Allowing a seminal article by Roy Spencer and William Braswell to be published. Shades of Sternberg. The paper has gotten a good bit of media attention, for an obvious reason: they show that one of the feedbacks that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been treating as a positive feedback is really a negative feedback. In other words, rather than magnifying the effects of global warming due to extra atmospheric CO2, it counteracts it.|
In resigning, the editor, Wolfgang Wagner, mentions absolutely no error in the paper. Essentially he says that "various internet discussion fora" have been on fire attacking the paper, he shouldn't have allowed it to be published, even though it went through (by his own admission) the proper peer-review channels, and even though he can't cite a single error in the paper. The forces of darkness may have overplayed their hand on this one. Spencer has challenged anyone who finds any error in the paper to submit a peer-reviewed article making the case.
Either they are unaware of Dessler's upcoming rebunking, or are lying by omission. Let me spoil the surprise ending - Spencer is a crappy scientist. I would argue, not a scientist at all anymore but a politician.
|Nicholas, I would wager that my job has helped save our economy from the economic ravages of out-of-control environmental extremism.|
I view my job a little like a legislator, supported by the taxpayer, to protect the interests of the taxpayer and to minimize the role of government.
If I and others are ultimately successful, it may well be that my job is no longer needed. Well then, that is progress. There are other things I can do.
"Following what I just wrote about fitness, you’re taking refuge in what we see in the world." PaV
"The simple equation F = MA leads to the concept of four-dimensional space." GilDodgen
"We have no brain, I don't, for thinking." Robert Byers