"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

BBC Science Reviewer on Flat-Earthers

Steve Jones, in a review of BBC Science coverage recommended in effect that sceptics be given even less time (if that were possible) on the BBC which provoked a hail of criticism. Jones in an article in the Telegraph defends himself and attacked sceptics by saying that science upsets "flat-earthers". The comments on his article are mostly not complimentary! An analogy he didn't offer was that of Galileo's science which upset the planets-rotate-around-the-earthers consensus. Of course with climate "flat-earthers" including scientific luminaries like Richard Lindzen and Freeman Dyson this particular sceptic accepts the ad hominem with some pride.
However when "settled science" computer models say  there is a causational link between carbon dioxide levels and temperature and the real world looks like the C3 graph below you have to ask who are the real "flat-earthers".

Glbl HadTemps CO2 6-2011

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