Tee HeeMay 5, 2008 Tim Worstallclimate change6 CommentsVia, this. Tsk, tsk, naughty Mr. Booker. previousThe PJ O\’Rouke Commencement SpeechnextTimmy Elsewhere 6 thoughts on “Tee Hee” john b May 5, 2008 at 12:17 pm Maybe for his next piece he’ll uncritically reproduce the opinions of gibbering Internet loons on how George Bush and Mossad staged September 11; then other gibbering internet loons could call him a brave campaigner for truth and suggest that his critics are neo-Victorian censorship merchants… Kit May 5, 2008 at 1:32 pm “gibbering Internet loons” – it takes one to know one 😉 Pogo May 5, 2008 at 4:46 pm Interestingly, thisremarkably sensible comment: “This classic piece of mediaeval insanity depends on ‘scientists’ persuading themselves that actual measured temperatures which fail to show warming are somehow ‘wrong’, and merely serve to hide the ‘true’ temperature expected by theory. They can’t say what this ‘true’ theoretical temperature is, but since it enjoys official approval they know it must be more ‘valid’ than what some stupid thermometer says. A genuine scientist measures theory against reality, and the facts decide whether the theory is any good, but because that’s obviously impossible in the case of ‘man-made global warming’ (since they can’t precisely quantify even one climate influence, let alone all of them) these people do exactly the opposite. They judge the facts according to theory and computer models, and then decide the facts must be lying. Global warming theory is like the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – it has the word PANIC in big scary letters on the cover, and comes with a guarantee that in case of any discrepancy, it’s Reality that has got it wrong.” was posted on the Telegraph site by a “John B on May 4, 2008 4:05 PM” Obviously not “our” “john b”. 🙂 Jeff Wood May 5, 2008 at 8:35 pm Pogo, it is clear that as you put it, it is not “our” John B, but it is the author of the piece on Booker, John Brignell of Numberwatch. Always worth a read, and a think. Pogo May 6, 2008 at 12:59 pm Thanks for the info Mr Wood, never occurred to me that Prof Brignell would have been well enough to have posted it. No wonder it made such good sense. 🙂 John Brignell May 6, 2008 at 4:35 pm I never write under a pseudonym, though I endorse the sentiments. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.