Scientific Doubt

On the topic of “settled science” there was a recent (illegal) release of internal communications among the “humans have caused global warming” set.  The dialog appears to be more than just doubting and laughing at the “global warming doubters” set.  It appears to be a scheme amounting to a conspiracy to suppress science that they don’t agree with.

What does this have to do with Abortion?  I’m referring to the Abortion Breast Cancer link where one commenter here has declared “with a few exceptions, the big, well-designed, robust studies say no link, and the studies which report a link are small, design-flawed, and biased.” With the kind of suppression of science that the global warming types are doing that’s exactly what you’d see and get.  I’m no conspiracy theorist; however this revelation in the debate over Global Warming points out that people – scientists included – can see what they want to see and call their opponents names rather than seeking truth.

BEST OF THE WEB TODAY | NOVEMBER 23, 2009

Settled Science?

Computer hackers reveal corruption behind the global-warming “consensus.”

By JAMES TARANTO

“Officials at the University of East Anglia confirmed in a statement on Friday that files had been stolen from a university server and that the police had been brought in to investigate the breach,” the New York Times reports. “They added, however, that they could not confirm that all the material circulating on the Internet was authentic.” But some scientists have confirmed that their emails were quoted accurately.

The files–which can be downloaded here–surely have not been fully plumbed. The ZIP archive weighs in at just under 62 megabytes, or more than 157 MB when uncompressed. But bits that have already been analyzed, as the Washington Post reports, “reveal an intellectual circle that appears to feel very much under attack, and eager to punish its enemies”:

Read the entire article at:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704779704574552533758682774.html#printMode

referenced articles are at the New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/21/science/earth/21climate.html?_r=1

and the Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/21/AR2009112102186.html

Update:

Here’s an Op Ed piece from the Wall Street Journal.  Same conclusion.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703939404574566124250205490.html?mg=com-wsj#printMode

Dec 2nd update:  More science from a reasonably eminent scientist and a small bibliography of their works:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703939404574567423917025400.html#articleTabs=comments#comment680436

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