Tag Archives: Skeptical Science

Is John Cook planning to use systematically biased “correct” survey answers to make unbiased skeptics look biased?

Guest post by Alec Rawls After finalizing a long post on John Cook’s crowd-sourced consensus-rating survey  (to be titled “I take Cook’s survey so you don’t have to”), I submitted my completed survey to Cook’s website and received an automated … Continue reading

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Monday Mirthiness – John’s cooked up Skeptical Science survey

When I was first contacted by Skeptical Science proprietor John Cook about his request to have WUWT host a survey, I asked him several questions because I had misgivings about the design. He refused to answer my questions, and now … Continue reading

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Lewandowsky et al 2013: surveying Peter to report on Paul

Guest analysis by Shub Niggurath In 2012, Stephan Lewandowsky and co-authors submitted a paper to the journal Psychological Science, generating widespread publicity. Here, I address a simple issue/question that has hovered around the paper from the time it made its … Continue reading

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John Cook’s new survey – lots of questions, no answers

I and (according to Cook) 50 other blogs (with a supposed 50/50 skeptic to advocate split) have received this invitation: Hi Anthony As one of the more highly trafficked climate blogs on the web, I’m seeking your assistance in conducting … Continue reading

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Nuccitelli gets a bruising by the factual hand of Monckton

Cook “the books” is wrong to slam Roy Spencer By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Anyone who has met Roy Spencer knows him to be a careful, thoughtful, unpolemical scientist of formidable skill and knowledge. With John Christy he presents the … Continue reading

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Stephan Lewandowsky ‘flees’ Australia in wake of investigations

People send me stuff. Amid complaints about the veracity and ethics of his psychological research trying to equate climate skeptics to conspiracy theory nuts and “moon landing deniers”, it seems that Professor Lewandowsky is no longer at the University of … Continue reading

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Second Lewandowsky conspiracy theory paper delinked from journal

I’ve been waiting to get some confirmation on this since yesterday , and now that I have it, I can state that the link to the second Lew paper Recursive fury: Conspiracist ideation in the blogosphere in response to research on … Continue reading

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McIntyre’s dissection of the Cook-Lewandowsky “Lying/deceiving/incompetence” complex

You don’t need a degree in psychology to figure this one out, you simply need to be an astute observer. Steve McIntyre writes: Last fall, Geoff Chambers and Barry Woods established beyond a shadow of a doubt that no blog … Continue reading

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Trenberth Still Searching for Missing Heat

Kevin Trenberth is one of the authors of new Balmaseda et al (2013) paper Distinctive climate signals in reanalysis of global ocean heat content. I find the title of the paper somewhat odd. The paper is based on the European … Continue reading

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NODC’s Pentadal Ocean Heat Content (0 to 2000m) Creates Warming That Doesn’t Exist in the Annual Data – A Lot of Warming

INTRODUCTION In the post Is Ocean Heat Content Data All It’s Stacked Up to Be?, we discussed and illustrated, for the depths of 0-700 meters, that the NODC’s pentadal ocean heat content had a significantly higher warming trend than the … Continue reading

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Stephan Lewandowsky and John Cook – making things up

Fabricated quotes and gross distortions are used to paint skeptics as conspiracy nuts.  The question is, is it a conspiracy, or is it just incompetence? Guest post by Brandon Shollenberger Many people have shown interest and scorn for a recently … Continue reading

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Lucia drops some reality on the Gorebots – Update: The astroturfing is from Skeptical Science

UPDATE: Apparently, they didn’t like Lucia’s version of reality, she writes: lucia liljegren (@lucialiljegren) says: March 5, 2013 at 11:45 am They suspended my account. And I wanted #1 on the leader board. Dang!! UPDATE2: Apparently this is an Astroturfing … Continue reading

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A Conspiracy of One

Guest post by Brandon Shollenberger Words cannot describe the humor of Michael Mann’s latest post: As professional climate change deniers become increasingly irrelevant and desperate, so do their distraction and smear efforts. These are mostly just noise in the background … Continue reading

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Friday Funny – John Cook’s withdrawal symptoms

Call a whaaaambulance! WUWT readers may recall that this blog and other popular skeptic blogs are in the running for the 2013 Bloggies in the Science category, as detailed here. Also, for the first time, the website “Skeptical Science” (operated … Continue reading

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Fact check for Andrew Glikson – Ocean heat has paused too

Over at The Conversation Andrew Glikson asks Fact check: has global warming paused? citing an old Skeptical Science favorite graph, and that’s the problem; it’s old data. He writes: As some 90% of the global heat rise is trapped in the … Continue reading

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Lewandowsky’s latest smear paper gets pulled from the journal website

Readers may recall these two recent WUWT stories: More shameless conspiracy theory from the ‘Skeptical Science’ smear quest team Lewandowsky’s bear-baiting behavior Tonight I’m pleased to report, that one skeptic who stood up and complained about Lewandowsky’s libelous claims, has … Continue reading

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Lewandowsky’s bear-baiting behavior

Skeptic Baiting and Academic Misconduct Guest post by Tom Fuller, writing at The Lukewarmer’s Way I see here at Watts Up With That that Australian professor Stephan Lewandowsky has teamed up with other climate activists to publish a paper designed to … Continue reading

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More shameless conspiracy theory from the ‘Skeptical Science’ smear quest team

You’ve all heard of a religious “grail quest“, I submit what we have here is an ongoing religious “smear quest”. The cartoonist (John Cook, purveyor of the laughably named “Skeptical Science”) and the psychologist (Stephan Lewandowsky), the two rightmost people … Continue reading

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