Re: [asa] Ottawa Citizen: The Skeptics Are Vindicated

From: Iain Strachan <>
Date: Wed Nov 25 2009 - 19:26:58 EST

On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 10:31 PM, Schwarzwald <> wrote:
> Iain,
> Respectfully, you did not limit your view to the "hide the decline" email:
> You said "I don't think the emails "speak for themselves".", and that's
> precisely what I was responding to.

The extra 's' on the end of "email" was an oversight. My apologies.
I'll take care to re-read my posts six times before hitting the send
button, as indeed should the scientists at the CRU just in case some
criminals stole their private comments that weren't meant for general

 Nor do I think that the line about
> "hiding the decline" is regarded as the most controversial part of these
> emails - who's coming up with that measure, and why should I take their
> judgment as the proper standard?

It's the very first example cited in the original Andrew Bolt article.
 OK, so supposedly one of the most damning. If you were a journalist
you'd start with an example you thought was pretty strong wouldn't
you? Grab the reader's attention?

And this wonderful damning example turns out to be completely
innocent. That is the point I am making which you continue to refuse
to acknowledge.

I hereby bow out of this discussion as you are clearly not prepared to listen.


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