Notes in the Margin: A Meteorologist’s Observations from Northeast Kansas
Petr Chylek, Physics Today
According to Benny Peiser on CCNET “The failure to spot a rather trivial error raises the question whether the editors of Nature rushed to publish a fatally flawed paper for political purposes.”
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By Orson Scott Card, Rhinoceros Times
Here’s a story you haven’t heard, and you should have.
An intelligence source, working for a government agency. He’s not a spy, he’s an analyst. He uses computers to crunch numbers and at the end of his work, out pops the truth that was hiding in the original data. Let’s call him “Mann.”
The trouble with Mann is, he has an ideology. He knows what he wants his results to be. And the original numbers aren’t giving him that data. So the agency he works for won’t be able to persuade people to fight the war he wants to fight.
Cornelia Dean, New York Times
Witness the analysis for the top most covered stories at the major news outlets over the last five weeks, as indexed by Pew.
Scott Suttell, Crain’s Cleveland Business
Melanie Morgan of WorldNetDaily sheds light on efforts by The Weather Channel to move away from scientific forecasting of the weather to sensationalized leftist political advocacy in her weekly column.