This blog has long been a critic of what modern scientists tell us is 'The Scientific Method', particularly in the areas of environmental research and medical science. We are critical because we three cantankerous old gits who post the majority of content all benefitted in the 1960s from the renaissance model in education and therefore had the true definition of the scientific method of inquiry drummed into us. And we are constantly appalled by the shoddy working methods and lack of objectivity in what is passed off as 'science' today. It is gratifying to note that more and more people are now willing to voice similar concerns about the backstabbing, backroom deal making, self - interest and confirmation bias that are all part of the modern 'scientific method,' as is shown by the article featured below.
Xavier Connolly MSc, 28 August 2023
How Science is Done These Days
authored by Tony Thomas for Quadrant (Australia)
There’s nothing new about mainstream climate scientists conspiring to bury papers that throw doubt on catastrophic global warming. The Climategate leaks showed co-compiler of the HadCRUT global temperature series Dr Phil Jones emailing Michael “Hockey Stick” Mann, July 8, 2004:
I can’t see either of these papers being in the next IPCC report. Kevin [Trenberth, a colleague] and I will keep them out somehow — even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is!
Thanks to a science whistle-blower, there’s now documentation of a current exercise as bad as that captured in the Jones-Mann correspondence. This new and horrid saga – again involving Dr Mann – sets out to deplatform and destroy a peer-endorsed published paper by four Italian scientists. Their paper in European Physical Journal Plus is titled A critical assessment of extreme events trends in times of global warming and documents that extreme weather and related disasters are not generally increasing, contrary to the catastrophists feeding misinformation to the Guardian/ABC axis and other compliant media.
The witch-hunt has Australian elements. Last September, The Australian’s environment writer, Graham Lloyd, highlighted the paper (paywalled) and its conclusion that the “extreme events emergency” was overblown. Sky News Australia, which twice reported the study, picked up more than 400,000 views and thousands of comments. ... Continue reading >>>