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Mar062012

Jurassic PR - Josh 154

 

 

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"Click for a larger version" you say...it doesn't work for me.

Mar 6, 2012 at 5:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterHaroldW

Sorry about that, should work now.

Mar 6, 2012 at 5:46 PM | Registered CommenterJosh

Click the image works on this page, but not on the main (index?) page.

Mar 6, 2012 at 5:47 PM | Unregistered Commentersteveta

... or it got fixed while I was navigating between the two ;)

Mar 6, 2012 at 5:48 PM | Unregistered Commentersteveta

Josh:
Is that a deliberate allusion to Michael "State of Fear" Crichton? If so, nicely done. If not, it is now!!

Mar 6, 2012 at 5:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterBernie

Thanks Josh.

I was afraid I was going to have to Gleick for a larger version. ;)

Mar 6, 2012 at 6:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterHaroldW

I guess it might be "State of Fear" also, but it is definitely "Jurassic Park"...

James

Mar 6, 2012 at 6:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterJames

The suggestion of media hype if you read the earlier 5 star "reviews" on Amazon. They are not reviews in the ordinary sense, but statements of support. Mann is portrayed as a victim of some nasty people, and a hero for not remaining unbent by the attacks he has endured. There was a certain lack of detail of the book itself, and no mention of the scientific arguments. Yet there are hundreds of people who find these type of "reviews" helpful in deciding whether to purchase.

One of the shortest is


Michael Mann takes no sides, and works to convey the facts as they are. Through a critical look at his research, he illustrates the world as he finds it without an agenda. Well written and insightful.

Having read the "Hockey Stick Illusion" and some of the Climategate emails, I would beg to differ.

Mar 6, 2012 at 6:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterManicBeancounter

From one of Mann's reviewers:

"This culminated in a blatant smear campaign waged against him and his colleagues by a motley band of (and I'm not making this up) chartered accountants, mining executives, IT consultants, economists, astroturfers, lobbyists, fossil fuel company shills, and Internet wingnuts."

From another:

"If you ever wanted to know how it feels to be hunted by a pack of rabid wolves, Michael Mann's The Hockey Stick is the book for you."

Rabid Internet Wingnut Wolf. That's what I am.

Mar 6, 2012 at 6:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterShub

"(and I'm not making this up)"

That would have been Gleick - recognise the style.

Mar 6, 2012 at 6:43 PM | Unregistered Commentersimpleseekeraftertruth

Mann: the Lifeboat....:o)

Mann: the Barricades....:o)

Mann: de Bull...:o)

Mar 6, 2012 at 7:30 PM | Unregistered Commentermydogsgotnonose

Looking at the previous list, I guess I'm an "internet wingnut" as I don't fit any of the other categories. I will wear the epithet with pride.

Mar 6, 2012 at 7:33 PM | Unregistered Commenterdfbaskwill

In terms of actually reading the book and comparing with the real world, Hu McCulloch has some revealing comments over at Climate Audit.

http://climateaudit.org/2012/03/04/mann-on-irreproducible-results-in-thompson-pnas-2006/

Mar 6, 2012 at 8:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterManicBeancounter

Josh Your ironic and satiric rapier is getting sharper and sharper. Keep it up.

HaroldW

I was afraid I was going to have to Gleick for a larger version. ;)

"Gleicking" requires a gmail address and an Epson scanner.

Mar 6, 2012 at 8:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterDon Pablo de la Sierra

Thanks Josh. It reminded me of this colourful image in the Fuller/Mosher Crutape Letters:

The net impression is of beautifully woven storylines that end up, on closer examination, as insubstantial as cotton candy.

Mar 6, 2012 at 10:56 PM | Unregistered Commenterharold

@Shub Mar 6, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Rabid Internet Wingnut Wolf. That's what I am.

And considering that Mann is merely a "wily Cub Scout" wannabe, the poor little lamb just doesn't stand a chance ;-)

P.S. Great work, again, Josh ... I don't know how you do it, time after time ... but I know that there are legions of us who are so glad that you do!

Mar 7, 2012 at 6:44 AM | Registered CommenterHilary Ostrov

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