Be skeptical – Take nobody’s word for it

The Royal Society celebrates its 350th anniversary next year.

The Royal Society’s motto is “nullius in verba” which means “take nobody’s word for it” – This sure sounds like a charter for skepticism.

OK, OK, OK! Today is supposed to be the ONE’s day in Copenhagen — he gets to make read another BIG speech written by somebody else. Since this speech isn’t about HIM — we can be certain that he is only going through the motions.

Ironically all the save the planet email I got last year from jubilant ecology/conservation/save the earth organizations, today sound exactly like the did when GWB lived in the big white house. Now these same groups are writing things like “help 0bama” blah, blah.  screw you and my in-laws — you folks wanted HIM and now the world has HIM. You freaks can keep HIM.

What needs to be done now is to investigate the claims made by Russia that the Climate Research Unit sexed up the temperature data they used from Russian weather stations to make the computer simulations look more extreme than if ALL the weather data from Russia was used. CRU cherry picked the Russian data — according to the Russian scientists.

The IEA believes that Russian meteorological-station data did not substantiate the anthropogenic global-warming theory. Analysts say Russian meteorological stations cover most of the country’s territory, and that the Hadley Center had used data submitted by only 25% of such stations in its reports. Over 40% of Russian territory was not included in global-temperature calculations for some other reasons, rather than the lack of meteorological stations and observations.

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So a couple of days ago Somerby (Daily Howler) says that Sarah Palin doesn’t have any right business standing to write op-eds about Climate change because she is female uneducated female not a scientist.  This is all just too complex for a mere female non scientist to understand.

What most people can understand is cheating and cherry picking data to make a computer game simulation look worse than using all of  the Russian weather data might show.

Everyone involved in this mess should be fired and their academic credentials stripped — that is — IF the Russian claim of cherry picking data can be proven by a neutral third-party. “This mess” to be specific is this episode of cherry picking data  — with the unwritten, unspoken assumption that since these are “scientists” THEY know.

We have already been treated to scientific mis-adventures by the “scientists” who worked for the Tobacco companies. If you happened to click on the link below about scientists who have cracked the genetic code for cancer — you will have read that one of the cancers with the cracked genetic code is lung cancer. tobacco is very much involved in lung cancer.

Be skeptical — Take nobody’s word on blind faith. Ask for proof and verification and find out WHO or what corporation is paying the scientists to do the work.

Where are the peers to review the Climate modeling software?

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