What is this site about, really?

This is a site collecting discursive patterns, sound bytes and cheesy graphics.

The main excuse to buid this site is the concept of audit, popularized by Steve McIntyre over his blog:


If you ever encounter the acronym CA in climate blogs, chances are it refers to Climate Audit.

More figuratively speaking, this site documents this impression:


Is this site only about one guy?

Not really. CA is the excuse to create the site. CA is studied a lot because it contains interesting samples of topics I like.

Among other topics one can find here: epistemology, philosophy of science, informal logic, philosophy of language, communication theory, and fallacy theory.

I see that, but why?

Because sound bytes bite. Rhetorics is not just a way to put a flavour on communication. Language is a social art.

Because CA’s argument style is quite unique. Other contrarians are really not worth the effort to document. CA is not a denialist outlet, and so should not be conceded to denialism.

Because fun is more than fun.

Where do you stand on this issue?

They are playing a game. They are playing at not playing a game. If I show them I see they are, I shall break the rules and they will punish me. I must play their game, of not seeing I see the game.


Is this another climate change blog?

First, it’s not a blog. Having comments everywhere is unsound, ecologically.

Second, it’s more about the way people talk about climate change than climate change. I am no scientist, nor did I ever played one on tv.

Third, I am not following the debate in general, but some people in particular.

Fourth, I am studying discursive patterns, see:


More questions about NA

A guy asked me to explain my blog. Here is my explanation:


Let’s hope it’s consistent with what I said so far.

Who are you?

Just someone interested in science, language, and argumentation theory.

For this project, I am willard. Once upon a time, a guy named Willard said that language is a social art. My real name is not willard.

Once upon a time, an in-house thug ran under the well-known character named Bender. Bender Bending Rodriguez is a robot. This does not sound humane, somehow. So I chose a human name.

And I like the idea that language is a social art.

How do I contact you?

At language is a social art at gmail dot com. It’s not my mail email adress, so bear with me if I don’t contact you back right away.