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The not-so fine art of contriving to support the conclusion you predetermined is cherry picking. Really not a good thing for a scientist to do or condone, but pretty common in politics. The latest example comes from politician (now presidential candidate) Ted Cruz, being condoned/defended (even praised) by scientist Judy Curry. Suppose you're interested in global warming, just in understanding what's going on -- not in 'proving' that there is warming, or cooling, or that […]
Do go see the Merchants of Doubt Movie. Los Angeles and New York March 6 opening, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington DC the 13th. More widely starting the 20th of March. The movie is inspired by the book of the same name, about how it is established industries can sell Doubt even in areas where the science is pretty well established.The movie is not the book, nor does it make the mistake of trying to put the book on screen. But it does pick up many of the threads, […]
During my weird week, I also had a couple signs of beauty. Both from my nieces, and one in the midst of sadness. If I haven't reminded you before: I've got great nieces!First, from my niece Kristen, whom you've heard from before, an observation about science/scientists: Somehow I was chosen as one of two students who got to share dinner at an excellent Cuban place (which the school paid for) with most of the chemistry professors and the person who gave a presentation to us […]
Between people denying that there is a correlation between CO2 and temperature and several other items, last week was just plain weird for me. A few pieces of, I hope, some more general interest.One is, of course, the reminder that CO2 is indeed correlated with temperature. And, of course, since that original article is pushing 6 years old, I should make an update. (Clue: The conclusions won't change much -- 6 years isn't large compared to the 50+ already used.) But also […]
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