Tag Archives: Scientific method

Busy week ahead

I should probably start by apologising. This may be a bit of a rant. I’ve also got quite a busy week ahead, so probably won’t post much in the immediate future (although I have said that before). I’m teaching at … Continue reading

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Science and belief

There’s a common statement made by people on both sides of the global warming/climate change debate. It goes something like this Science isn’t about belief, it’s about evidence. The basic argument is that you don't believe the science, you consider … Continue reading

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Watt about being gobsmacked?

My previous post seems to have hit a bit of a nerve in some quarters. Ben Pile, who authors the climate resistant blog, seems particularly annoyed. All I really said about Ben and his blog was that I found engaging … Continue reading

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Watt about Lysenkoism?

Watts Up With That (WUWT) called Lysenkoism and Global Warming Theory. I had never heard of Lysenkoism, so had to look it up. Lysenkoism is named after a Russian scientist called Trofim Lysenko who claimed to have developed a new, … Continue reading

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The Wrong Climate Stuff?

A group of 20 retired engineers and scientists who worked on the Apollo programme have got together to form a group called The Right Climate Stuff (TRCS). Their goal was to look at the evidence for Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) … Continue reading

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Watt about Bob?

Bob Tisdale has contributed a post to Watts Up With That in which he does a Model-Data analysis with trend maps. What he is discussing is a comparison of the GISSTEMP temperature anomalies with the CMIP5 model. The figure (credit: … Continue reading

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Occam’s razor

On a number of occasions, I’ve encountered climate skeptics invoking Occam’s razor to claim that because their idea/model/theory/analysis is simpler than someone else’s that their’s is therefore correct, and the other is consequently wrong. Firstly, according to Wikipedia, In science, … Continue reading

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