Yay, more fallout. Need I say more? Oh go on then:
This is a complete fabrication.... I dispute the description “abuse”, and suggest “use” as replacement... Prof Wadhams is apparently not content with people commenting on, or indeed even reporting, his work... This is ridiculous... This is an attempt to spuriously link the complaint to the Royal Society... If anything, my action demonstrates that bullying behaviour by senior academics can at some level be successful...
That last one, correctly, says that this isn't just a matter of fun for the peanut gallery; its more serious than that. Note that PW has form on this issue: see footnote 25: I was subject of a complaint a just over a decade ago when Prof Wadhams accused me of “fraud, theft and plagiarism”. Can there be a more serious accusation for a young post-doctoral scientist? The complaint was found by my management at the time to be without merit.
But enough of the serious stuff. My favourite bit comes from PW himself:
You have seen the full tweet deck. It speaks for itself. Some examples...
Aie! If it f*ck*ng well speaks for itself then it does, indeed, speak for itself, and you don't need to provide any examples, bozo. If you need to provide examples and expound upon them, then it doesn't speak for itself.
And (not even slightly faked, but it is cropped):
Sadly, Prof Wadhams' precognitive dreams failed to alert him in this case.
Could Wadham's paranormal RS outburst be a resonance of Cthulhu's recent apparition at Watts Up With That ?
With precogs and Cthulhu mosners, time ordering is hard to tell, but I did run across more on Prof. Wadhams.
"Q: Peter, have you yourself ever had any personal experience with something that you might classify as paranormal?
Peter: Yes, I have precognitive dreams occasionally, and in one case a very vivid one that preceded an unusual event by 10 days. This was published in “Paranormal Review” (newsletter of the SPR), and it was such a clear case that I feel we have to really rethink our concepts of time and causality, if an event can be foreseen in detail 10 days ahead."
Sadly, this imbroglio seems not to have been foretold.
There is a nonobvious connection between Prof. Wadhams and my favorite dog astrology journal, the Journal of Scientific Exploration. given that it has been quoted as a credible source by:
Andrew Montford (discussed in Wiki talk page ),
James Inhofe, in The Greatest Hoax (2012) p.36, and by many others, most recently:
Rupert Darwall, The Age of Global Warming - A History p.200.
Mapping Time, Mind and Space (Oct 2012):
"SSE: Peter Wadhams (chair) ... "
Invited Speakers Bob Jahn and Brenda Dunne = PEAR.
That was foretold, p.230 of JSE, call for papers by Prof. Wadhams, Chair of Program Committee.
As many have noted over the years, The Kraken:
Below the thunders of the upper deep;
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: ...
There hath he lain for ages and will lie...
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then ... In roaring he shall rise ...
Only one creature dares come between Cthulu and his prey, and its only a matter of time before WUWT signs him up as a moderator.
If one thing is clear, it's that Twitter is the beginning of 'Idiocracy'. http://gadgets.boingboing.net/filesroot/Socialven.jpg
> The complaint was found by my management at the time to be without merit.
Is there any public record or history of complaints made against researchers? It would be interesting to look for patterns over time.
The workings of academia are often opaque to those of us outside. Having grown up as a faculty brat myself, I know the value of tenure, but I also have some feel for how that can be used against young researchers.
Sounds like the only possible precog is the baby who cried before the presentation.
> the Kraken
Be patient, we're pinging him now:
"Cassini Titan Flyby (T-106): Bouncing Radio Waves Off Titan's Lakes (Again!) Oct. 24, 2014
The T-106 flyby presents another opportunity to bounce signals off the
surface of the northern lakes .... This observation will primarily
cover the eastern region of Kraken Mare, the largest body of liquid on
John Mashey: Sadly, this imbroglio seems not to have been foretold.
Neither was this one, from the home page of the SSE:
"2014 European Meeting Postponed"
"Regrettably, due to a number of unforeseen circumstances this year's European meeting will be postponed to 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. The new location will be announced as soon as possible."
Some SSE folks study ESP, but I don't think many claim to be precogs themselves, so I'm unsurprised, but certainly did not forsee this either.
But really, Journal of Scientific Exploration ia corncuopia of stimulating papers. When in need of a break, pick an issue at random and select a paper.
Aside, another brief twit-twit-twit from the ESA folks about the Rosetta comet mssion -- someone took cellphone pictures of a screen during a data discussion meeting and anonymously posted them without attribution, provoking a grumble from the scientists whose work was twitted. Tweeted. Twerked. Whatever they call it when it's out of place and inappropriate.
...yesterday night there were ROLIS images leaked and published without permission and without giving correct credit. That triggered my rant— MUPUS on Philae (@Philae_MUPUS) November 13, 2014