Skip to comments.End of the Peer Show
Posted on 08/24/2019 4:05:03 PM PDT by Twotone
Dr Tim Ball appears to have won the long legal jihad launched against him by climate mullah Michael E Mann. Because his court follows "the English rule" as opposed to the stinkeroo "American rule", the loser (Mann) will have to pay costs - which is as it should be after a decade of entirely meritless litigation.
But what if there's a more effective way to silence your critics? Say, by proving scientifically that they should be expelled from polite society.
Nature, founded in 1869, is generally regarded (with Science) as one of the two most prestigious peer-reviewed journals in the world. Like many great nineteenth-century institutions its distinguished past lends an undeserved imprimatur to its meretricious and ever more politicized present. But that's just my opinion and it hasn't been peer-reviewed in a peer-reviewed journal, so pay no attention to it. Here is Nature's latest "scientific paper". Headline:
Discrepancy in scientific authority and media visibility of climate change scientists and contrarians
This "paper" is by three apparently gainfully employed professors - Alexander Petersen, Emmanuel Vincent and Anthony LeRoy Westerling - who hold distinguished positions at the University of California "Center for Climate Communication" and the School of Engineering's "Management of Complex Systems Department" plus a chap from the Medialab at what Nature calls "Sciences Po", which is the slightly misleading abbreviation (at least for anglophone ears) of the École Libre des Sciences Politiques in Paris. Personally I find it very hard to invest anything called a "Medialab" with scientific authority, but evidently Nature is more easily impressed, notwithstanding the general air of corruption that afflicts Sciences Po and has had it under investigation by France's Court of Audit almost continuously for the last three decades. (Among its many prominent alumni is M Macron lui-même.)
(Excerpt) Read more at steynonline.com ...
“Science” jumped the shark quite awhile ago.
Nature followed suit, publishing a journal called Nature Climate Change (I kid you not).
Interesting that its a spin-off that can quietly end at need.
“Science jumped the shark quite awhile ago.”
But unlike the Fonz it hasn’t gotten canceled yet.
Peer Review is assurance of nothing. Ever hear the term “peer pressure”?
HOORAY Dr. Tim Ball. HOORAY Mark Steyn. Thanks for posting. BTTT.
Media lab or meth lab?
Climate Change Cool Kids Cool Club
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