"It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a matter of converting our high technology from WEAPONRY to LIVINGRY."
- Buckminster Fuller (h/t Suzy Waldman)

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.