Mike Jr wrote: > On Feb 15, 10:54 pm, "Baron" <nos...@invalid.com> wrote: >> Wall Street Journal Feb 16, 2010 >> > Good article, thank you. > > [snip, to save space] >> > *> The lesson of climategate and now the IPCC's shoddy sourcing is > that the > *> claims of the global warming lobby need far more rigorous scrutiny. > > If science had been doing its job none of this climate nonsense would > have happened in the first place. Advocacy, like marketing any > product, is the search for a predetermined endpoint. Science is the > rigorous search for the truth with the endpoint determined strictly by > the data. Scientist who are advocates first are no longer scientist.
Science has been trying to do its job, the trouble is that science got shut out by politics.
The fact that someone claims to be a "scientist" doesn't make him one. This is something that politicians need to understand. It would help if they didn't call what they do "political science" because doing so gives them a warped perspective on the nature of science.