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Blog Profile / Deltoid


URL :http://scienceblogs.com/deltoid/
Filed Under:Academics / General Science
Posts on Regator:849
Posts / Week:2.5
Archived Since:February 24, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Monckton and the Mob

Gareth Renowden tells the story of Monckton and the Mob. Read the rest of this post... | Read the comments on this post...

Death threat denial

Even when we have video of a death threat there are those who try to deny that scientists have been threatened. Like, oh, The Australian. Media Watch reports on media coverage of death threats on climate scientists: One news outlet comes out of it, in our opinion, almost unscathed: Fairfax Media's The Canberra Times. Show More Summary

Tim Curtin's incompetence with basic statistics

Tim Curtin's incompetence with basic statistics is the stuff of legend. Curtin has now demonstrated incompetence at a fairly new journal called The Scientific World Journal. Consider his very first "result" (emphasis mine): I first regress...Show More Summary

May 2012 Open thread

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April 2012 Open thread

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March 2012 Open Thread

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Wegman Heartland update

John Mashey, in comments writes: It has been a busy week or so, with more to come. 1) See Fakery, p.3 and p.12. In ~2009, Heartland+SEPP+CSCDGC got ~$8M. The other 9 on p.3 got ~$39M.The additional 36 501(c)(3) on p.12 added anotherShow More Summary

Robert Manne on Monckton's plan for the Australian media

Over at the Monthly, Robert Manne writes about Monckton's plan for a super-rich person to establish a Fox News for Australia. I thought we already had that in the Australian. Read the rest of this post... | Read the comments on this post...

February 2012 Open Thread

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More fraud from Pat Michaels

Pat Michaels is infamous for his fraudulent graph presented to Congress in 1998. Dana Nuccitelli at Skeptical Science details some fraudulent graphs from Michaels](http://www.skepticalscience.com/patrick-michaels-serial-deleter-of-inconvenient-data.html). Read the rest of this post... | Read the comments on this post...

The Australian's War on Science 76: Dad Jokes

Whenever we had bean salad, my Dad would always ask "What's that?" When told what it was, he would say "Don't tell me what it's been, tell me what it is now!" That's a Dad joke. The defining properties of a Dad joke are that it is not funny and that Dad keeps repeating it. Show More Summary

January 2012 Open Thread

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Better late than never at The Australian

The Australian finally publishes Mike Sandiford's correction of the false claims from Plimer that The Australian published two weeks earlier: Deliberately misrepresenting data or making it up is just not on. Here's an example. In a section...Show More Summary

Merry Christmas

Best wishes to all my readers. A more successful gingerbread house than last time. Read the rest of this post... | Read the comments on this post...

Keith Kloor's thinking on climate change

Keith Kloor says that this "concisely expressed" his thinking on climate change: I categorise myself as somebody who recognises that additional CO2 in the atmosphere as a result of man's activities (fossil fuel burning and land use change)...Show More Summary

Wegman one of The Scientist's top five science scandals

The Wegman scandal has made The Scientist's list of the top 5 science scandals of 2011: A controversial climate change paper was retracted when it was found to contain passages lifted from other sources, including Wikipedia. The paper,...Show More Summary

The Australian's War on Science 75: Plimer vs Plimer

The Australian has continued its war on science by printing an extract from Ian Plimer's new book, How to Get Expelled from School. The extract is largely plagiarised from this press release on a recent paper in Science by Funder et al finding large fluctuations Arctic sea ice over the last 10,000 years. Show More Summary

Plimer suffers from crank magnetism

Crank magnetism is the tendency of someone attracted to one crank idea to be attracted to more. Ian Plimer, already notable for his acceptance of the iron Sun theory and the volcanoes emit more CO2 than humans theory has now been revealed as believing (like Christopher Booker) that white asbestos is harmless. Show More Summary

Monckton debunks Monckton

Peter Hadfield dissects Monckton's response to Hadfield's demolition of Monckton's claims about climate science. Hadfield coins the term "Monckton maneuver" to describe Monckton's tactic of changing his position when shown to be wrong and pretending that his position hasn't changed. Read the rest of this post... | Read the comments on this post...

December 2011 Open Thread

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