An oldie but a goodie

Dr. Derek Lowe writes about Climategate and scientific conduct shortly after the story broke.  Read the whole thing for a reasoned and rational prespective by a practicing scientist.  One quote…

I do not want the future of the world economy riding on this. And what’s more, it appears that the CRU no longer has much of their original raw data. It appears to have been tossed over twenty years ago. What we have left, as far as I can see, is a large data set of partially unknown origin, which has been adjusted by various people over the years in undocumented ways. If this is not the case, I would very much like the CRU to explain why not, and in great detail. And I do not wish to hear from people who wish to pretend that everything’s just fine.

 Exactly so.

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