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In The Conversation Michael Ashley writes about The Australian‘s War on Science, with emphasis on Michael Asten’s misrepresentations of the science: When I contacted The Australian’s opinion editor late last year to express dismay at their bias, I was given the example of Michael Asten, a part-time professorial fellow in the school of geosciences at…

Harry Clarke It is not wrong to challenge orthodoxy anywhere but the work of Plimer is unscientific and both irresponsible and dangerous – he has provided a social diservice. The extensive publicity he has received has had an entirely undeserved impact. Forget Plimer, read the science. John Quiggin In the Oz of all places, a…

One of Ian Plimer’s claims is that the IPCC ignores astronomy, so it’s interesting to see what an astronomer thinks of his book. In today’s Australian, the blue moon continues with a review of Heaven and Earth by Michael Ashley: Plimer probably didn’t expect an astronomer to review his book. I couldn’t help noticing on…