Thursday, July 08, 2010


Another whitewash out today slapping the wrist of the East Anglian 'scientists' who had their e-mails leaked. Of course, no one questions their honesty or integrity, but they really should have been more open and complied with the FOI request.

Here is an e-mail that Phil Jones sent that wasn't leaked but sent directly to a global warming sceptic:

"We have 25 or so years invested in the work. Why should I make the data available to you, when your aim is to try and find something wrong with it?"

Because, Phil, that's how science works. Once you have formulated a theory you try as hard as you can to knock it down. Otherwise it's like saying that all swans are white and refusing to go to Australia to view the black ones.


Burke said...

A story on the whitewash out of the UK that may interest you, Doc:

Terry Hamblin said...

Thanks, Burke. I had spotted that in the Telegraph during one of my lucid periods.

Anonymous said...

How funny - "I've invested 25 years in my work. Why would I let you question it?"

I wonder if that would work on my editors. They love to mark up my papers.

Perhaps I should have had that excuse at university. "How can you criticize me when I put so much work into it?"

That quote damns Jones so competely. I suppose that is so ingrained in his personality he doesn't see how others would take such a statement.