William M. Briggs, Statistician: Is climatology a pseudoscience?

  • 26. Maurizio Morabito  |  January 30th, 2008 at 3:35 am

    I wonder if Park’s warning signs 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 apply to several “anti-AGWers” aka “skeptics”?

    1. The discoverer pitches the claim directly to the media
    2. The discoverer says that a powerful establishment is trying to suppress his or her work
    4. Evidence for a discovery is anecdotal
    5. The discoverer says a belief is credible because it has endured for centuries
    6. The discoverer has worked in isolation

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One Response to “William M. Briggs, Statistician: Is climatology a pseudoscience?”

  1. William M Briggs Says:

    MM,

    Yes, and yes absolutely. There will never be a shortage of cranks in the world.

    Briggs

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