Mann and Lewandowsky’s polar bear paper enters bizzaroland: Climate change leads to more…neurosurgery for polar bears?

The two most bizarre people in the climate debate have now had the most bizarre thing happen to them and their garbage science paper that basically become a peer reviewd smear of Dr. Susan Crockford.. Retraction watch notes: Caught Our Notice: Climate change leads to more…neurosurgery for polar bears? Denial by Proxy What Caught Our…

Putting lipstick on Lewandowsky’s pig, er, polar bear

Guest essay by Dr. Richard Tol In their eagerness to discredit a colleague[1] Harvey et al. (2017) got ahead of themselves. The write-up shows signs of haste – typographical errors (“principle component analysis”, “refereces cited”) and nonsensical statements (“95% normal probability”) escaped the attention of the 14 authors, 3 referees and editor – but so does…

More slime from the Lewandowsky-Mann machine, calling for ‘trench warfare’

First, the press release on this new opinion hit-piece masquerading as peer-reviewed science that smacks of desperation, especially in light of the fact that “climate change” seems to be disappearing from grant applications. Science community considers approaches to climate disinformation AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Despite overwhelming scientific agreement on the question of human-caused global…

John Cook, Lewandowsky Claim Psychological Vaccine Against Climate Wrongthink

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Cartoonist John Cook has attempted to employ his personal expertise on strange aberrations to help our old friend Stephan Lewandowsky create a psychological “vaccine”, to reduce the influence of climate skeptics. Scientists are testing a “vaccine” against climate change denial “Inoculating” people against misinformation may give scientific facts a shot…

Stephan Lewandowsky’s “Moon Landing Paper” scathingly criticized by team of psychologists in a new book

There is a new book about to be published titled: The Social Psychology of Morality,  which is to be published by the Psychology Press. I and several other skeptic bloggers have been given an advance look. The new book has a chapter on the interaction between “high moral purpose” and scientific integrity, and it cites the recent sliming of…

UWA and @PsychScience look the other way on Lewandowsky’s use of minors without consent in his “Conspiracist Ideation” and “Moon Landing” paper

Psychologist Dr. Jose Duarte writes: The Lewandowsky, Gignac, and Oberauer paper in PLOS ONE has been substantially corrected. I had alerted the journal last fall that there were serious errors in the paper, including the presence of a 32,757-year-old in the data, along with a 5-year-old and six other minors. The paleoparticipant in particular had…

If only Lewandowsky, Cook, Nuccitelli, Hayhoe and others could learn from their OWN mistakes…

From the “It’s science Jim – but not as we know it” department. (h/t Foxgoose) Sheesh. Another shedload of 97% consensus, spun to fit Paris COP21. The hubris here is astounding, but not unexpected from these egotistical scientists activists. Learning from mistakes in climate research Rasmus E. Benestad, Dana Nuccitelli, Stephan Lewandowsky, Katharine Hayhoe, Hans Olav Hygen, Rob van Dorland, John…

Where’s Lewandowsky and Cook when they are needed to look at REAL ‘conspiracy ideation’, like murder plots from ‘big oil’?

Wow, this is just bonkers. Lewandowsky and Cook would have a field day with this one, except, Dr. Wadhams is on their team (the warmist team) and thus would never think about accusing the good doctor of such psychological aberrations. It’s a Big Oil conspiracy! The possible murder of three fellow warmists may be connected,…

Uh, oh: Looks like Lewandowsky and Oreskes will be going after the AGU now for admitting the ‘hiatus’ exists

Given Lew and Oreskes latest admonition to scientists who use the word “pause” or “hiatus” it looks like they’ll be applying the “D” word to the entire AGU community of scientists any minute now. From the AGU website, EOS: Tracking the Missing Heat from the Global Warming Hiatus Despite indications that the Pacific Ocean is…

Bjørn Lomborg portrait

Aussie Government gives $4 million to Bjørn Lomborg, to set up a “Consensus Centre” at Lewandowsky’s old university

The Australian Abbott government has granted Bjørn Lomborg $4 million, to set up a “consensus centre” at the University of West Australia. According to The Guardian; The Abbott government found $4m for the climate contrarian Bjørn Lomborg to establish his “consensus centre” at an Australian university, even as it struggled to impose deep spending cuts…

Finally: peer reviewed pushback against the Lewandowsky, Oberauer, and Gignac paper

Paul Matthews writes: Ruth Dixon and Jonathan Jones have had a comment published in Psychological Science criticising the LOG ‘Moon hoax’ paper (Psych Science) and LGO ‘Role of Conspiracist Ideation’ (PlosOne) http://pss.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/03/26/0956797614566469.full “Reanalysis of the survey data sets of Lewandowsky, Oberauer, and Gignac (2013) and Lewandowsky, Gignac, and Oberauer (2013) indicates that the conclusions of…

32,757 year old survey participant skews Lewandowsky paper – Defective data, demonstrably defective conclusion

Guest essay by Eric Worrall. JoNova reports on a hilarious error in Lewandowsky’s paper “The Role of Conspiracist Ideation and Worldviews in Predicting Rejection of Science” . The calculated age of survey respondents has reportedly been skewed by one “outlier” who claimed to have been born in the palaeolithic, 32,757 years ago. Raw data –…

More insane conspiracy theory from Dr. Stephan Lewandowsky of Bristol University

A new paper by Stephan Lewandowsky once again projects his own conspiracy ideation onto skeptics Extract: One known element of conspiratorial thinking is its ‘self-sealing’ quality (Keeley 1999, Bale 2007, Sunstein and Vermeule 2009), whereby evidence against a conspiratorial belief is re-interpreted as evidence for that belief. In the case of ‘climategate’, this self-sealing nature…

Somebody in psychology finally ‘gets it’ about Stephan Lewandowsky and John Cook and their ‘smear science’

Social psychologist Jose Duarte pulls no punches in describing Lewandowsky’s failures of science in the “Moon Hoax” paper and the later retracted “Fury” paper. And then goes on to describe failure in Cook’s 97% consensus paper. Excerpts follow. in their abstract they say: “Endorsement of free markets also predicted the rejection of other established scientific…

More on the Lewandowsky and Oreskes Co-Authored Paper Risbey et al. (2014)

In this post, we’ll discuss more inconsistencies in the recently published paper Risbey et al. (2014). These are major flaws in the paper…above and beyond the faults and curiosities discussed in the last post. As you’ll recall, that paper–about climate model portrayals of ENSO and about modeled versus observed global surface temperature trends–was curiously co-authored…

Full Moon on Lewandowsky

Climate Psychologist with the Right Stuff Stephan Lewandosky et al (including John Cook and Mike Marriott) published a paper called Recursive Fury, now retracted, psychoanalyzing climate skeptics’ opinions and categorizing them in psycho-babble terminology, such as: (PV) Persecution Victimization (NI) Nefarious Intention (NS) Nihilistic Skepticism …among others. Now, Lew’s apologists will tell you he wasn’t…

DIY Climate Psychology Lewpaper Generator

Delusional psychopophagy is the mere result of the power of Climate Denial Guest essay by Eric Worrall As a homage to the amount of attention cast in our direction by the psycho-scientific community, I have decided to pay tribute to their cause, by releasing a web based DIY generator of scientific treatises on the phenomenon…

Frontiers fires back again on the hype surrounding Lewandowsky’s retracted Recursive Fury paper

Readers may recall some ethics objections I raised in my complaint letter to UWA and Psychological Science, and also sent to Frontiers. It seems Frontiers agrees. This statement was posted on their website today: =========================================================== Rights of Human Subjects in Scientific Papers The retracted Recursive Fury paper has created quite a blogger and twitter storm. A sensational…

Journal takes Lewandowsky and his supporters to task on ‘threats’ over retracted ‘Recursive Fury’ paper.

This will be a top sticky post for a day, new stories will appear below this one Dana Nuccitelli, the Guardian, Joe Romm, and other overly emotional climate propagandists should heed this message, you’ve been put on notice in a rare statement about the false claims of “threats” being the cause of the retraction. From…

Lewandowsky’s Peer Reviewer Makes Things Up

Guest essay by Brandon Schollenberger As most people reading this blog know, a paper by Stephan Lewandowsky, Recursive Fury, was recently retracted. This is a big deal as scientific papers are rarely retracted, and merely being wrong doesn’t cause it to happen. One would instinctively assume that means there was something very problematic with the…