23 November 2009

How Far Will Some Academics Go?

Just how far will some academics go to push their agenda? Apparently, pretty far.

". . . the emails seem to indicate scientists modified data to fit the anthropogenic global warming theory, tried to silence dissenting opinions and reflect a concerted effort to restrict access to climate data possibly by deleting it."

More here.

I wonder if they recommend jail for those who dissent?

"It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry." ~ Thomas Paine


And this from the WSJ:

"Yet even a partial review of the emails is highly illuminating. In them, scientists appear to urge each other to present a "unified" view on the theory of man-made climate change while discussing the importance of the "common cause"; to advise each other on how to smooth over data so as not to compromise the favored hypothesis; to discuss ways to keep opposing views out of leading journals; and to give tips on how to "hide the decline" of temperature in certain inconvenient data." (More here.)

"Unified view", "Favored hypothesis", "Keep opposing views out", . . . Hmmm . . . my, my that does sound familiar, doesn't it? Is this problem systemic in academia or limited to the discipline of "political" science? Just asking.

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