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The Pinata Strikes Back

On the essential Missing Link, Ken Parish links to my post of yesterday: Tim Lambert ably defends himself on scientific grounds against a concerted attack by anti-science RWDB “heavyweights”. And explains the scare quotes: I wrote that extract. Blair and Bolt might be heavyweights in audience size terms, but in intellectual terms neither of them…

Linking instead of Thinking

Glenn Reynolds, Tim Blair and Andrew Bolt are prolific bloggers, posting several posts each day. With such frequent posting they don’t seem to have time to check to see if they stuff they link to is correct. They don’t accept the scientific consensus on AGW so they link to every thing that comes along about…

On-line abuse

Last year Graham Young, accused me of being blatantly dishonest for writing that Peiser had admitted to making multiple errors, even though Peiser had confirmed this in an email to Young. He ended up writing 20 comments denying Peiser’s admission. Now Young has lashed out at me in a post at On Line Opinion. He…

Mark Steyn on the trouble he has with facts: Incidentally, I stopped writing for the [New York] Times a few years ago because their fanatical “fact-checking” copy-editors edited my copy into unreadable sludge. I think it’s some sort of chemical reaction — add facts to a Mark Steyn column and it curdles into sludge. Macleans…

If I summarized Glenn Reynold’s response to my post on his hyping of a small correction to GISS data, you would not believe me, so I’m quoting the whole thing: Lamberted! But no Instalanche. Later: In an update: “Matthew Yglesias links to Tim Lambert, obviously deeming him a reputable source. Hey, this is about politics;…

Catallaxy’s war on everything

Warning: This post concerns an inter-blog fight. Skip unless you find this stuff interesting.

In Tim Blair’s latest column he takes a swing at scientists: I did, however, turn up an intriguing claim, in a non-specialist journal — possibly an old encyclopaedia. There it was stated that cricket balls do not — could not — swing or swerve en route from bowler to batsman. This did not tally with…

Pinata etc

After Team Blair was beaten by six year old Ryan Gwin, Tim Blair tried to rewrite history: Nine-year-old Sydney boy Ryan Gwin suffers anxiety over the fuel consumed by his father’s bus; Because if Ryan had really been nine it would have been less embarrassing to lose to him…

Glenn Reynolds accuses me of quote doctoring, linking to this utterly conclusive proof by JF Beck: Lambert himself engages in selective out-of-context quoting in attempting to refute Berlau’s assertion that Paul Ehrlich advocated the forced sterilization of all Indian men who had fathered three or more children. Lambert reckons this is what Ehrlich wrote: A…

Glenn Reynolds Syndrome

Back in 2004, Glenn Reynolds declared that the election here in Australia was in no small part a referendum on the Iraq war. This was wrong, as anyone who was here at the time could tell you. So, I posted a roundup of comments from news stories, pundits and bloggers, left and right, pro- and…