John Masey

APS Triflers Using Hacked Emails to Question Science

Some of the same agenda-driven triflers who tried earlier this fall to push the American Physical Society into the climate change denial camp are at it again, leveraging the stolen East Anglia University emails to try to get the APS to reconsider its position on climate.

Led by Princeton physicists including Bob Austin and Will Happer (inset), the group has sent an open letter to physicists urging them to join a letter writing campaign encouraging the APS to abandoned what Happer’s mob is calling “corrupt science.”

Full disclosure credit: they actually list Roger Cohen, former manager of Strategic Planning for Exxon, among their primary signatories. At least there is no confusion about who’s side they’re on.

H/T, as ever, to John Mashey.

C. Monckton: Complaints and Critiques

Tim Lambert at Deltoid offers a cursory scientific critique of Chris Walter (the Third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley)'s recent newsletter submission to the American Physical Society. Lambert apologizes that he has only first-year physics, but notes, rightfully, that Monckton can make no such claim.

Even more entertaining is the shirty letter that Monckton himself penned to the APS after they added a note to his article making it clear that it was NOT peer reviewed and that it does NOT reflect the opinion of Editors or, really, of any good physicists of note.

Monckton, who apparently can't tell the difference between being edited and submitting a scientific paper for peer review, is spitting mad. It's wonderful.

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