Graham Readfrean has posted an article on DeSmogBlog which provides further developments on the “Lewandowsky Affair”.
Apart from being a very funny article, it would appear the owners of at least five prominent “sceptic” blogs received emails to participate in the survey.
It is also now clear some of them replied to the request:
Lewandowsky revealed that two of the five skeptic blogs approached even replied to the email they were sent.
One stated “Thanks. I will take a look” and another asked “Can you tell me a bit more about the study and the research design?”
Perhaps an inbox search for these phrases might help some bloggers to move on from their latest conspiracy theory.
Or maybe, just maybe, the real story is that the New World Order hacked their email accounts or a CIA operative secretly dropped a memory-lapse drug into their fake moon juice?
Which contradicts the statements of some of the loudest voices complaining “sceptics weren’t approached” to participate.
One imagines that should the emails ever be released some very large names in the debate will be red-faced with embarrassment.
Most interesting indeed.
Hold onto that popcorn, it ain’t over yet.
Prediction: the climate sceptic bloggers will go silent on this issue and begin attacking the study itself, breathlessly waving the fact they received emails away.
“Prediction: the climate sceptic bloggers will go silent on this issue and begin attacking the study itself, breathlessly waving the fact they received emails away.”
On September 3, 2012 I left you a link to Skeptical Science where commenters where already calling for a rewrite or a retraction. See here.
Your prediction of something that has already happened isn’t really a prediction is it?
I think the switch in tactics will become more pronounced.
Cheers Mike @ WtD
OK That is an acceptable prediction. 🙂
Lol, thanks Sunny 🙂
I see the headlines now: “Deniers deny denial-conspiracy link, claim conspiracy”.
Thanks EoR. Funniest comment I’ve read this week. Mind if I use it?
LOL! I’d also like permission to re-use 🙂
Please do 🙂
Of course, I may have spoken too soon… “How a few trolls convinced Lewandowsky sceptics were mad”
Sadly, Blot’s flying monkeys take two comments before calling down the wrath of Godwin’s Law, as Markus of syd decries “Globbels [sic] would be proud.”
EOR : can I use your MEME to title my post on this story ?
If we work hard enough ( if we conspire hard enough ?) we can make it go viral ……
But of course!
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