Saturday, November 26, 2005

Consensus science isn't science

David's MedianKritic posts "Kyoto" is Falling Apart and notes my fear of Scientists, especially when big time grant money involved,
Witness Chris Landsea of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who resigned from the IPCC this year because he believed an IPCC top hurricane scientist wrongly linked severe hurricanes to global warming; as a result, he wrote, "the IPCC process has been subverted and compromised, its neutrality lost."

I've seen this when covering failed educational fads: Curriculum boards chase out the freethinkers, then smugly announce that all the experts agree with them -- so they must be right.

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