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Pinata whacking not outsourced

Commentator 1: Hello, and welcome to a special Good Friday edition of INTELLECTUAL CAGE MATCH. Today we have a great match up for you. The topic is Global Warming and it’s the collective wisdom of Tim Blair’s commenters against Ryan Gwin, who is six. Commentator 2: Ooh, that’s not fair. Commentator 1: I know, but…

Pinata whacking outsourced

to Robert Merkel. (Via missing link.)

From episode 2 of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Narrator: The Encyclopaedia Galactica defines a robot as “a mechanical apparatus designed to do the work of a man”. The Marketing Division of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation defines a robot as “your plastic pal who’s fun to be with!” The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy…

Super-duper-pathological Denial

There’s pathological denial and there’s super-duper-pathological denial. In comments to my post at On Line Opinion OLO editor Graham Young has now written 20 comments denying that Peiser admitted to making multiple errors. This Media Watch report? “And when we pressed him to provide the names of the articles, he eventually conceded – there was…

No clue about AR4

I must be really important because Glenn Reynolds has made a specious attack on me based on something I wrote, not in a post, but in a comment on another blog. I wrote that the sea level projections in the draft AR4 report were similar to those in the previous report. Reynolds: Number problems for…

Pathological Denial

There’s denial and there’s pathological denial. In comments to my post at On Line Opinion OLO editor Graham Young has continued to deny that Peiser admitted to making multiple errors. The latest bit of denial: “To say he concedes, when you know he doesn’t, is not only “deeply dishonest”, but blatantly so” This is despite…

It’s Piñatas all the way down

Remember, the piñata is only deployed when Blair produces another nugget of stupid after being beaten with a clue stick. So let’s look at the nuggets we got from Blair this time: Chinatown seems not to have been burned down recently. racists generally comment behind people’s backs Lambert is citing an American conservative who’s never…

Why does Tim Blair hate America?

American student Kunthea Ker wrote how she was verbally abused at Sydney’s New Year fireworks because of who she was. Tim Blair’s response? He accuses her of lying.

When proofreaders attack

Lindsay Beyerstein spanks Tim Blair: Having dismissed statistical reasoning, Tim Blair goes on to reject peer review. It’s amazing the lengths some folks will go to avoid believing that the invasion of Iraq killed hundreds of thousands of people. I would have thought the big tough war bloggers would be telling the rest of us…

Stupid Beyond Belief

Latest Tim Blair attempt to refute the Lancet study: Lancet’s number of documented deaths in Iraq, upon which the respected medical journal based its Iraqi mortality study, is but a mere 0.0835% of Lancet’s estimated post-invasion death total. The “estimate” part of Lancet’s equation is 99.9%. Well, I guess that’s it for the entire field…