A review of the seminar ‘The contrarian discourse in the blogosphere–what are blogs good for anyway?’

Guest post by W. Jackson Davis (who attended the seminar today as listed below) The contrarian discourse in the blogosphere–what are blogs good for anyway? Franziska Hollender, Institute for Social Studies of Science, University of Vienna CSTPR Conference Room, 1333 Grandview Avenue. Tuesday Sept. 11, 2012 Summary from CSTPR The media serve to inform, entertain,…

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The OTHER problem with the Lewandowsky paper and similar ‘skeptic’ motivation analysis: Core premise off the rails about fossil fuel industry corruption accusation

Guest post by Russell Cook Lewandowsky et. al’s faulty methodology is just one of the paper’s problems; like many other ‘skeptic’ motivation analyses, its central premise is unproven and relies on a SINGLE highly questionable source. Experts like Steve McIntyre pore over the manner in which the Lewandowsky paper’s survey was conducted. But there is…