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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Science Is Not Being Corrupted — Scientists Are

Story submitted by John Droz. Today I received an email from an editor, who was saying that “Science” depends on what your political persuasion is. I dispute that opinion and answered as follows — Briefly, what has happened is that: 1 – Politicians from both ends of the spectrum fully realize that they need the…

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Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Professor Muller of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project is always interesting, but he just keeps digging his personal hole deeper. He recently gave an interview titled “Scientists Often Pigeonholed By Political Debates” and answered questions on NPR. To his credit, he is standing up straight and tall for science, for…

Post Normal Ravetz Rumpus

Reply from Jerome Ravetz As usual I am nearly overwhelmed by these replies, and I only wish that I could respond to each of them. Let me try to handle some issues that came up repeatedly. First, we can find it very useful to look at the correspondence in today’s London Independent newspaper between Steve…

I Have A Stake In The Outcome

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Here on WUWT, Ron Cram has provided an interesting overview of a number of people’s ideas about desirable changes to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC). He proposes that the IPCC provide us with a majority and a minority view of climate science, rather than just…