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Marohasy’s dishonesty

Pure Poison is a new blog covering the intellectual dishonesty of Australia’s punditocrats. Tobias Ziegler covers Marohasy’s response to Bond University’s categorical denial of her claim that Jon Jenkins had been fired for his opinions: But her most disingenuous statement was the following: My original blog piece included both fact and opinion. You may disagree…

I asked the Bond University registrar about Marohasy’s claim that: For his opinion, Professor Jenkins received an official reprimand from the Bond University Registrar and then was informed last Friday that his adjunct status had been revoked. The registrar replied: Dr Jenkins was a member of staff here for some considerable time and resigned to…

When discussing Jon Jenkin’s use of a ridiculous sixth-degree poynomial fit to temperatures to argue that they were steeply trending down, I suggested that local regression (loess) was a much better method for showing trends. I was going to get around to plotting one, but Tamino has saved me the trouble by producing a loess…

The Australian‘s War on Science 31

Ian Musgrave has written the post I was going to write on Jon Jenkins’ article in the Australian, so I just want to emphasize that fitting a degree six (yes, degree six) to temperature data does not produce a meaningful trend line in any way shape or form. Go read. Note that if the editors…