New branch of science coined on WUWT

While we wait for Nick Stokes and David Appell to work up excuses for their embracing the “climate scientists get death threats” fiasco, I thought I’d share this spinoff of this short passage I wrote yesterday:

Likewise, blogger/scientist Nick Stokes, who fancies himself as being cool and methodical, was completely taken in, and like Appell, seems unable to come to terms with his own quik-set epoxy position that seems to be a product of the tribalism he and Appell share.

Inspired, Benjamin D. Hillicoss has coined this new branch of post normal science, with a hat tip to climate science.

Benjamin D. Hillicoss writes:

May 29, 2012 at 7:40 am

epoxology: the science of sticking (permanently) to an untenable position

So many applications, so little time. In this case, I think we can say “the science is set”.

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UPDATE: Via slashdot, here is something that Appell and Stokes really should be worried about, as should we all:

quoting Nature: “A loose coalition of eco-anarchist groups is increasingly launching violent attacks on scientists. A group calling itself the Olga Cell of the Informal Anarchist Federation International Revolutionary Front has claimed responsibility for the non-fatal shooting of a nuclear-engineering executive on 7 May in Genoa. The same group sent a letter bomb to a Swiss pro-nuclear lobby group in 2011; attempted to bomb IBM’s nanotechnology laboratory in Switzerland in 2010; and has ties with a group responsible for at least four bomb attacks on nanotechnology facilities in Mexico. Another branch of the group attacked railway signals in Bristol, UK, last week in an attempt to disrupt employees of nearby defense technology firms (no word on whether anyone noticed the difference between an anarchist attack and a normal Wednesday on the UK’s railways). A report by Swiss intelligence says such loosely affiliated groups are increasingly working together.”

http://www.nature.com/news/anarchists-attack-science-1.10729

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Jenn Oates

Ha ha ha ha! I love it. Epoxology. Heh heh heh

Mirism: Having one’s feet firmly in the mire.

Luther Wu

I’m certainly not going to be the one who says that this is a sticky situation for Appell or that Nick Stokes is in a bit of a sticky wicket… or mention the social glue that the warmists and their buddies claim is supposed to bind us together…

Urederra

or “the science is welded”

boodledug

The dawn of the ‘Age of Resin’

Luther Wu

Stokes is just trying to cement his bonds in the warmista community.

Luther Wu

Could be said of Appell and Stokes-
“You are stuck on stupid”.-Lt. Gen. Russel Honore

I have been accused of having a degree in Epoxology. Just because I like to philosophize about odd things and I am not quick to give in…I do believe the (permanently) should have the ( ) removed… 😉
There is a difference between not giving in…and not knowing when to give up.
“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never–in nothing, great or small, large or petty–never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” – Churchill

Epoxology… resinates with me

Sean Peake

Revkin boughtt something similar: The Glieck Stick, the permanent bonding agent

Bill Marsh

“Olga Cell of the Informal Anarchist Federation International Revolutionary Front”. That’s a mouthful. I wonder if they have problems getting all of that on Business cards?
Let’s see ‘OCIAFIRF’. Na, not nearly as interesting as “HYDRA”, “COBRA”, or “SMERSH”.

DonK31

Anarchists of the world are uniting!

paddylol

Andrew Newberg: Is the Churchill quote from WW I or WW II eras, that is pre-Gallipoli or pre-Battle for Britain? Just wondering because context can be important.

“A loose coalition of eco-anarchist groups is increasingly launching violent attacks on scientists. A group calling itself the Olga Cell of the Informal Anarchist Federation International Revolutionary Front has claimed responsibility for the non-fatal shooting of a nuclear-engineering executive on 7 May in Genoa. The same group sent a letter bomb to a Swiss pro-nuclear lobby group in 2011; attempted to bomb IBM’s nanotechnology laboratory in Switzerland in 2010; and has ties with a group responsible for at least four bomb attacks on nanotechnology facilities in Mexico. Another branch of the group attacked railway signals in Bristol, UK, last week in an attempt to disrupt employees of nearby defense technology firms “
But — have they sent any threatening e-mails…?

Richard T. Fowler

Luther Wu: “Could be said of Appell and Stokes ‘You are stuck on stupid’.”
or…
They’re stuck on bandwagon-aid, ’cause bandwagon-aid’s stuck on them.
Just goes to show you, when you circle the wagons on unstable ground, it’s best to stick them together with a thick coat of epoxology.

A loose coalition of eco-anarchist groups

Gosh, it’s just a great big ol’ co-inky-dink that they all share exactly the same goals, slogans, & philosophy. Weird how they were all just sitting around thinking exactly the same things and targetting exactly the same groups and people. I mean, it’s not like PETA or Greenpeace would ever knowingly hire criminally convicted, violent terrorists to give speeches in schools.

Dave

Where does one study epoxology? At gluniversity.

Dave

Epoxology: the study of things that are (hockey) sticky.

Rhoda R

[snip – thanks – but I don’t want to provide ideas for such behavior – Anthony]

Glacierman

Nick always shows up to use the most miniscule, minute, often irrelevant detail as a defense for the indefensible. I guess his microsope isn’t powerful to find a nit to pick on this subject.

Anthony Scalzi

I would think ‘Epoxology’ would be the science of splicing heterogeneous datasets.
…such as required in making hockey sticks.

Ted

To summarize:
New branch of science.
The dawning of the ‘Age of Resinnobleness.
Epoxology: the science of sticking (permanently) to an untenable position – A quik-set epoxy position – a product of the tribalism – Having one’s feet so firmly set in a permanent position
An ideal permanent inflexible un movable position fixer.
Stronger than the strongest Yamal glue or The Glieck Stick,a permanent bonding agent will fix a decline permanently
So many applications, so little time. In this case, I think we can say, “The science is set”.
Available at your local Gluniversity Climate Dept.
LOL

boodledug

Time to get MI6 involved:
The names Bond… Permanent Bond

Latitude

A group calling itself the Olga Cell of the Informal Anarchist Federation International Revolutionary Front has claimed responsibility for the non-fatal shooting of a nuclear-engineering executive
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…if they had been a better shot……………..

MikeN

[snip – better left unsaid here, but thanks – Anthony]

[snip – I don’t wish to broach this subject here, lest some angry people get ideas – Anthony]

EternalOptimist

Climate scientists -sick of trying to nail a jelly to the ceiling ? try new epoxolological methods, guaranteed to make anything stick

Manfred

‘Epoxology’ – another word (idiomatic) for the study of ‘sticking it to you’ ! Love it.
Thus, having been epoxologised by Government green policies, by the 300B tied up in carbon exchange, by the banks, by the IPCC, hockey sticks et al. all in the name of ‘Save the Planet’ we have in fact the unintended consequence of demonstrating that the supporting MSM, the bureaucrats, policy makers and ruling class are welded to the idea of ‘control by taxation’. Expressed eruditely by AE: “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the the universe.”

Geneke11y

paddylol says:
May 29, 2012 at 1:18 pm
Cute. witty and I did laugh but…
Let’s not be mean to the Yankees.
They like their heroes.
They are welcome to their heroes.
And this is their home, after all.

Jon at WA

I would argue that these guys do not practise the science of ‘Epoxology’, instead worshipping the Goddess, Araldite. Clearly a religion not a science.

Berényi Péter

Heh! Even a non-fatal shooting is kinda more serious act than an actual death threat, is not it? Not to mention an imaginary one…

Gary Pearse

Nick and Appell – com’on it only hurts for a little while, and acceptance is readily yours at WUWT-were not on the synod of hockey team bishops. If you insist on sticking to your guns, epox on your heads.

Owen in GA

Gary Pearse: Are you kidding – have you ever tried to rip set epoxy off your skin? I takes layers with it. PAINFUL!

Gunga Din

When you practice expoxology, you get stuck to a tree’s resin.
When you get stuck to a tree’s resin, you get stuck to the Hockey Stick made from that tree.
When you get stuck to the Hockey Stick, you resent the team that made it.
When you resent the team that made it, you resent the Mann leading the team.
When you resent the Mann leading the team, you become an anarchist.
When you become an anarchist, you get stuck in a group calling itself “Olga Cell of the Informal Anarchist Federation International Revolutionary Front”.
Don’t get stuck in a group calling itself “Olga Cell of the Informal Anarchist Federation International Revolutionary Front”.

AnonyMoose

I don’t see the relationship between the intellectual luddites and the update about technological luddites.

ExWarmist

Olga Cell of the Informal Anarchist Federation International Revolutionary Front
As distinct from the Popular Anarchist Federation International Revolutionary Front, and the Peoples Anarchist Federation International Revolutionary Front, and the Popular, Peoples Anarchist Federation International Revolutionary Front….
Splitters…

Pat Frank

One may surmise that violent eco-anarchists obtain a good part of their rationale from the extreme statements of certain eco-activist scientists. These scientists will have to accept moral responsibility for what the anarcho-folks do. Someone’s “death-train” rhetoric may well come back to haunt him.

boodledug

‘Olga Cell of the Informal Anarchist Federation International Revolutionary Front’ ? Splitters !
Signed ‘The Peoples Front for the Informal Anarchist Federation of International Revolutionaries’

Gary Hladik

“A loose coalition of eco-anarchist groups is increasingly launching violent attacks on scientists.”
Scientists? Then I guess Hansen, Mann, Schmidt, Briffa, Jones, etc. have nothing to worry about.

@paddylol
“On October 29, 1941, United Kingdom (Great Britain) Prime Minister Winston Churchill visited Harrow School to to hear the traditional songs he had sung there as a youth, as well as to speak to the students. This became one of his most quoted speeches, due to distortions that evolved about what he actually said.
The myth is that Churchill stood before the students and said, “Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, give in. Never give in. Never give in. Never give in.” Then he sat down. In reality, he made a complete speech that included words similar to what are often quoted. Also, some believe he said, “Never give up.” That too is incorrect.”
http://www.school-for-champions.com/speeches/churchill_never_give_in.htm
Anthony posted the YouTube video of the speech on the Christmas Tread…
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/12/24/merry-christmas-open-thread/
But yeah…your point is well taken. Gallipoli was an over reach. I do recall reading somewhere…he was undermined by the Navy during the invasion. Don’t forget his quote about history being kind to him…no doubt my opinion of his exploits are biased.
I believe in the context of this thread…the quote works.
Perhaps Nick Stokes and David Appell are channeling the Pre Gallipoli Churchill…
Churchill was only 40 at the time, he paid the price and gained some wisdom…I think.

SPreserv

Epoxology, explains the settled science meme, it’s epoxilogical.

leftinbrooklyn

All that’s left now for the Epoxologists to determine is, thru such gooey modeling: what extreme temperature allows this resin to ‘cure’ to full strength?…better increase their funding…

Mark

Ever since I felt a bomb go off in London thirty odd years ago (I was in a shop basement). I realised then that if it wasn’t one bunch of nutters it would be another. I grew fond of long net curtains on the windows for a while. Later! it seemed the bombs would only get bigger and the nutters more extreme.

Gunga Din

Gunga Din says:
May 29, 2012 at 2:14 pm
When you practice expoxology, you get stuck to a tree’s resin.
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Since the phrase was coined here, will I go down in history as the first person to misspell it?

But LOL…
“..in areas that receive a lot of sunlight, where it can become brittle, yellow, and start to peel after only a year or two. Epoxologists also have to work on ways to keep people from picking at it like a peeling scab.” http://www.thetoque.com/human-interest/contractors-are-starting-to-stick-to-rubber-cement/

John Blake

“Proctocranialology” has a suitably biomedical air about it.

Owen in GA

Gallipoli: wasn’t that the campaign where the recalled retired Crimean war generals decided to camp on the beach and give the Turks time to set their defenses rather than doing the called for amphibious landing and immediate assault to take the cliffs and drive in far enough to protect the beach head? Taking tea on the beach got an awful lot of good men killed. Of course the First Lord of the Admiralty should take the blame for the incompetence of some geezer field generals who should have been at the gentleman’s club in London regaling all about with stories of their past daring-do.
Of course I may be being too harsh on the leadership, but history shows they waited long enough for the light garrison to be reinforced, assuring their defeat. It would have been a bloody campaign in any regards.
Sorry mods for taking this way off topic.

Jeff

Epoxology – and then when that’s not enough, try out what keeps (kept?)
the hockey stick together – Crazy Glue

Chuck Nolan

boodledug says:
May 29, 2012 at 2:32 pm
‘Olga Cell of the Informal Anarchist Federation International Revolutionary Front’ ? Splitters !
Signed ‘The Peoples Front for the Informal Anarchist Federation of International Revolutionaries’
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Member AFL-CIO?

. . . quoting Nature: “A loose coalition of eco-anarchist groups is increasingly launching violent attacks on scientists. . .

Worrisome development. Shades of the Unabomber (eco-terrorists?).Not too anarchistic to organize:
The “Informal Anarchist Federation International Revolutionary Front”;
.” . . talk of a “blossoming” of a more organized eco-anarchist movement.”
With the addition of ‘eco-‘ this is the language of the radical left in the 1930s. I wonder where their money is coming from. . .
/Mr Lynn