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Friday funny – Stern words

Josh writes: BishopHill has a great story on Lord Stern, infamous economist, on how he flip flops from rich nations having to forget about growth to this kind of idea being a diversionary tactic. Whatever suits, I guess. Even more amusing is that the Guardian links both stories on the very same page! Cartoons by Josh

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Saturday satire – The Strange World of John Cook

Josh writes: As you know John Cook, of Skeptical Science blog, has been impersonating Lubos Motl, read Lubos blog here, but also posted here on WUWT and the Air Vent, here and here. Why John Cook thought this was a good idea remains a mystery. But then it has been a strange week with Peter Wadhams convinced there is a conspiracy against him. Are…

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Monday mirthness – Debunk alarm from Josh

Josh writes: There’s been a minor kerfuffle of bruised feathers on Twitter today about the speedy way BishopHill debunked the latest paper from the LSE. It does seem that blogs are increasingly agile in spotting duff science – something I am fairly sure is a good thing and should be universally approved of. Cartoons by Josh

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Saturday satire – Hot spot or not?

Josh writes: It is good to see Christopher Booker writing about the UK’s ‘hottest day of the year’ in the Telegraph again. Paul Homewood’s excellent posts, on which his article is based, are well worth reading. The story on Paul’s blog starts here, with more here, and Booker’s first Telegraph article, followed by more doubts, some Met Office spin, then a belated response, comment moderation, and finally…