....or the cutting and pasting unverifiable theories for fun and profit

Documenting climatology's fascination with regurgitation. Here is a popular example to get you started: Luterbacher and Jones borrow their text from the Mann.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Lewandowsky

Stephan Lewandowsky publishes widely on topics that interest him. Lewandowsky is an authority on the relative merits of pie and bar charts, for example. (See http://smr.sagepub.com/content/18/2-3/200.short). More recently Lewandowsky has published on the topic of myth debunking - explaining to others the steps necessary to remove incorrect thoughts from the minds of simpletons (http://www.skepticalscience.com/docs/Debunking_Handbook.pdf). The following graphic is an example of this cutting edge cognitive psychology, taken from Lewandowsky's 'Debunking Handbook':

It turns out that Lewandowsky has recently conducted a survey of 'skeptic' thinking and its relation to climate change research. Lewandowsky sent surveys to 'skeptic' and 'warmist' web sites and collated the results obtained. Unfortunately none of the skeptic sites publicized the survey. Somewhat surprisingly then, many conclusions about skeptic thought were obtained. Apparently, warmist respondees had taken it upon themselves to answer as skeptics. The resulting 'fake', 'bogus', 'erroneous' (etc.) responses likely skew the findings of the survey, as pointed out by Steve McIntyre here: http://climateaudit.org/2012/09/08/lewandowsky-scam/.

Lewandowsky, in the spirit of open scientific endeavor, has now taken to removing questions on this from the forum he operates - as shown below in the two posts from 10-September 2012 (before and after Lewandowsky, or Lewandowsky's moderator's edits).

Before:


After:



I don't think that this was either inflammatory or an accusation of deception, I was simply asking about the logic of the paper, and what Lewandowsky might do next based on his apparent logic.

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