January 28, 2007
Politicians and the Truth
Although perhaps the rest of us may have some ideas of our own about what happens in the natural world, politicians have the last word on the Truth, according to Amy Ridenour. She believes that a bunch of professional politicians in the US, by "unmasking" the "peer review" system of science journals as "cronyism," have dealt "a significant blow to the reputation of the science community generally." The "scientific community" being unreliable she turns to those same politicians to learn the Truth. Thus, those politicians have decided that the hockey-stick graph of historical world temperatures is "broken," and for Ridenour that is the end of the whole matter. Amen.