Via Leo Hickman I note a list of new fellows of the Royal Society. Familiar names are:
- Paul Ehrlich, best known for his hopelessly incorrect predictions of famine
- Steve Jones, familiar to readers here for writing an integrity-free report about science at the BBC
- Ralph Cicerone, also familiar from his role in trying to save the Hockey Stick for the IPCC.
It really confirms the case I made in my GWPF report on the Society's decline into a rather grubby advocacy outfit.
Brian Micklethwait thinks we should take away the "Royal" bit in the society's name. They would just be the "The Society".
It bears thinking about :-)