How’s it Going to End?, the audits will never end, but mine will end soon enough, when I’ll reach 3333 snippets.

Let’s hope it will end well.

How’s it Going to End?, the audits will never end, but mine will end soon enough, when I’ll reach 3333 snippets.

Let’s hope it will end well.

What about this Post Normal Stuff?

[Once upon a time, I owed to some anonymous pussycat my impressions on Post-Normal Science. Only now do I see that I had already written it. Here it is.]

Ok, I had to defend Foucault, now I have to defend Ravetz. Ok, here we go. Here is Jeremy Ravetz explaining his basic motivation:

The basic motivation for our design of post-normal science was to help maintain the health and integrity of science under the new conditions in which it now operates.

Here is Jeremy Ravetz pinpointing the main cause of misunderstanding:

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(Source: metaclimate.org)

Why on Earth Would Anyone be Happy?

Why on earth would anyone be happy?

This was a figure of speech. It is alleged that the Erinyes were never quite happy, even when they should have been. Perhaps it was a part of their social function, if we’re to borrow a concept our fellow Shub is holding dear, or their bias, if we’re to borrow our beloved Bishop’s new ringtone.

Which was the point of my first comment hereunder, underhandedly censored. Procrustes would have been proud of the pea and thimble machine the contrarian blogland has developed. It is quite able to produce an indignated shriek or a sardonic laugh day, in day out, to a point where there is no valid reason to surmise that it will end after Mike’s demise, if that were to happen.

Contrary to mine, this kind of audit will never end.

Why this Constant Scapegoating?

[Ron Broberg explains it all.]

Rule 11: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame.

http://vcn.bc.ca/citizens-handbook/rules.html

Mann
Jones
Schmidt
Trenberth

Do you get it now?

(Source: collide-a-scape.com)

What are Trolls?

[The best explanation of what are trolls, by mike, a connoisseur, edited for brievity and generality.]

Troll? Good question since I have a “roll-you-own” meaning for that term.

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(Source: judithcurry.com)

Did We Ever Debate AGW?

[Barton Paul Levenson answers Squidly’s ” theorists need to “prove” that AGW is real, and that there it was never “debated”.]

In 1824, Jean-Joseph Baptise Fourier realized that the Earth’s atmosphere kept the planet warmer than the sun alone could.

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(Source: realclimate.org)

How to Display Non-Violence?

The Albert Einstein Institution recalls the 198 ways of Gene Sharp.

Should We Teach Controversy?

BartR presents some arguments against the idea.

Can We Falsify Models?

GSW: [I]f there was no further warming this century and taking the average temp since the turn of century, in what year could it be said that the theory had been falsified?

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(Source: realclimate.org)

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