Eh, even when I try to get away from it on weekends it follows me via email.
But, I decided I’d take a moment to post this comment from Joe Romm’s Climate Progress somebody sent me that popped up on my phone. I got a huge belly laugh out of it. I startled Kenji when I laughed so hard:
Meet Mike Roddy, whose picture has previously appeared here.
[Update: Image from Mike’s movie PR: http://northwardho.blogspot.com/2008/09/polar-cities-go-hollywood-2112-hopes-to.html ]
Mike has always been a class act at Climate Progress, as you can see below:
It stems from this piece Roddy wrote about me, see the “corrections” at the end, which he apparently agrees with:
Heh. Quite something that Mike Roddy, but I’m not sure what.
But, see here’s the thing, kicking and bestiality aside, in science, replication is King, and if other scientists can’t replicate a paper’s work, well then it often doesn’t get to pass peer review when peer review works correctly and isn’t “pal” review.
That might be a minor detail with BEST, since they to put PR before peer review in a media blitzkrieg. Even so, there are many things I do agree with in their other papers. The one on quality of station siting, not so much.
But, as Steve McIntyre demonstrates, the BEST work with my station siting quality isn’t replicable. The devil is in the details. He says boldly:
I have looked at some details of the [BEST] Station Quality paper using a spreadsheet of station classification sent to me by Anthony in August 2011 and cannot replicate their results at all.
Gosh, I feel pretty good after all that kicking. Kinda reminds me of this:
BEST is at the starting line in the cartoon above. Will they survive?