‘It is not science as we know or understand it. Yet it is peer-reviewed, it exists’ – Part I
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‘It is not science as we know or understand it. Yet it is peer-reviewed, it exists’ – Part I

  Imagine it is star date 41315.6. The USS Enterprise has gone into orbit around a remarkably Earth-like planet and Spock is uploading data from the surface which reveals the planet is peopled by sentient beings who do ‘science’. The first actual scientific paper he uploads is Harvey et al, Internet blogs, polar bears, and … Continue reading

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Comment on Harvey et al submitted

We’ve already written several Cliscep blogposts on the nasty error-filled smear paper by Harvey et al, attacking Susan Crockford. The paper should have been retracted immediately, since it violates the OUP ethics policy, but neither the journal editors nor OUP seem to have any regard for ethics, so this didn’t happen, despite Crockford’s detailed letter. Now, Anand … Continue reading

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Polar bear attack paper invalidated by non-independent analysis

  Cross-posted from Shub Niggurath Stephan Lewandowsky has co-authored (yet another) paper attacking climate skeptics. His colleagues-in-arms this time are long-time climate consensusite Jeff Harvey , Bart Verheggen, and a cohort of ecologists along with Michael Mann. First author Harvey is well-known to climate commenters as a rant-prone passionate bulldog for the climate cause. The … Continue reading