Thursday, 8 August 2013

Takes one to know one

Our educated friends over at WUWT are making merry with a piece at The Daily Caller (nope, I'd never heard of it either) that calls Michael E Mann AB, MS, MPhil (phys), MPhil (geology), PhD a charlatan. That's someone who claims more knowledge or expertise than they actually have. Totally unlike, for example, Willard Anthony Watts who never seems to have finished his bachelor degree. Or Christopher Monckton who claims to have developed a snake oil derivative that can cure any number of diseases. Amongst a whole litany of other things, including claiming to have been a Nobel Prize winner, a sitting member of the House of Lords and so on. Or Willis Eschenbach, whose qualifications lie in massage and psychology. Or any number of other guest contributors to Watts's anti-science site. But, as he said only a few weeks ago, argue the science, not the man. Nice one, Anthony. If you did only argue the science then I might have more respect but you don't. Isn't that hypocrisy?

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