Friday, December 04, 2009
Looking Past the E-Mails
Oh, and here is a good refutation of the "Nothing here to see, folks, move along" apologists regarding the e-mails, etc. I really liked it. Wonder who, really, Sean is.
Despite the yawning and ignoring by the left stream media, this really is a big thing.
Honesty and integrity are necessities for science to advance. Failure to abide by this code slows the progress of science and can often take it on a detour. Intentional actions of a scientist that go beyond simple misinterpretation of data or ineptitude are most despicable.
One of the mortal sins a scientist can commit is making a conclusion and using the data to support the conclusion and then manipulating the data when it doesn't support the desired conclusion. That seems to be exactly what many of these climate scientists have been doing. I've been a part of my own share of studies that didn't support my original hypothesis. In those cases, you go back to the drawing board.
These scientists have taken climate science down a significant detour. Apparently, not by incompetence but with what can only be described as malicious intent.
However, what makes science great is that it is inherently self-correcting. Honest science will always correct its errors given enough time.
The major problem with global warming science is that by the time the corrections are made, world wide economies will be damaged. Probably irreparably.
[[I hope the hip is healing well]]
The hip is good, don't like the drugs I'm still taking but had a good night's sleep and things just seem brighter. Thanks for asking.
What the developer's comments show is that he hadn't clue one about the data structure of the climate data files his program was supposed to be analyzing.