It is time to stop quivering in our boots in pointless fear of the future and just roll up our sleeves and build it.
- Ray Pierrehumbert

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Top ten lists

In the alternative reality, there are the best papers in climate science and these are the worst.

Everything in the part of my taxonomy about skeptics is demonstrated:
  • - weak grasp of climate physics
  • - consequent overemphasis on statistics
  • - very confused idea of the history of climate science
  • - very confused idea of the state of the scientific culture.
Update: Eli was here before me.

5 comments:

Nick Barnes said...

Argh, need to scrub my brain now.

Captain Pithart said...

for more details on the 10 "best" papers check these links:

http://greenfyre.wordpress.com/2008/10/29/climate-change-deniers-top-ten-list/

http://rabett.blogspot.com/2008/10/believing-ten-impossible-things-before.html

EliRabett said...

You left out incohenitherence. The boys are into very red queen territory.

VicDiesel said...

That second link is funny. Her top two "research papers" are speeches.

V.

Marco said...

"Spencer has been a bastion of reliable temperature data" almost made me choke with laughter.