A Canadian and a Hockey Stick

Infamous climate “scientist” Michael Mann has sued various people who have challenged the credibility of his global  warming claims as backed up by his “hockey stick” temperature graph. (H/T, Artisan Craft BlogPrincipia Scientific International reports that Mann now appears to be on the verge of losing a suit he filed in British Columbia against Canadian scientist Tim Ball. Mann has refused to hand over the data set which backs up his research.

Michael Mann, who chose to file what many consider to be a cynical SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) libel suit in the British Columbia Supreme Court, Vancouver six long years ago, has astonished legal experts by refusing to comply with the court direction to hand over all his disputed graph’s data.

A finding that Mann is in contempt of court could result a quick end to the lawsuit in the defendant’s favor.

Maybe he should have kept his hockey stick on ice.

I’m Not Making This Up, You Know

Stacy McCain has a report about an approach to quantum mechanics that is very different from mine.

Could anything be crazier than Ms. Stark’s bizarre belief that, with a bachelor’s degree in media arts and a master’s degree in gender studies, she is qualified to amend quantum physics with “intersectional” feminist theory?

Read the whole thing.

Quote of the Day

Let’s be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results.

—Michael Crichton