Monday, October 01, 2007

That's all folks

From ufobreakfast a remarkable description of dinner (ok breakfast) with Eli's favorite denialists. Since you really should go there and read the whole thing (it is only a riotous paragraph long), Rabett Run will tease you with the last two sentences

Pielke Jr. and Sr. took the opportunity to note that politicizing science was a bad idea and Ebell asked Komanoff why he hated poor people. Crichton urged Ebell to “lambast the son of a bitch”, which woke Peiser, who agreed that Tim Lambert was indeed a son of a bitch. The debate went downhill from there.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

"struck a match and lit a fart that scorched Lomborg’s laptop"

That's hilarious.

But I think "scorched Lomborg’s hair" would have been even better -- and more apt. The guy is obviously very concerned about his sex-appeal (his buff-ness), even in front of James Inhofe, as his "T-shirt Testimony" shows.


Too bad he is not just as concerned about getting the facts correct.

Holly Stick said...

Then he could quote Aloysius Shiplap, R.A. Lafferty's character, who said "That's all right, I think better with my hair on fire."

Hank Roberts said...

In other newsy:

A veiled attack on furry climate bloggers? Or just a typo?

> CCNet: POST-KYOTO FUR DUMMIES

Cynthia said...

I kinda feel sorry for the guy if his only two weapons are a bic lighter and a rectum full of gas.

Scruggs said...

Anonymous @ 6:00 AM,

Thanks for the pointer. The "Denialist Studmuffin" swimsuit issue aims to correct that oversight.

Holly Stick,

I'm going to try to resist seeing if that method helps me.

Cynthia,

Pity the country in which those meagre assets can be leveraged into a seat in the senate.

Anonymous said...

I believe this what Lomborg looked like after the hair-scorching (either that or after he stuck his finger in a light socket).

EliRabett said...

Although somewhat obscure (nice trait in a blogger) Scruggs was pointing to this vision of Lomborg. The lad needs help.

dazed&confused said...
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dazed&confused said...

Not really a textbook (more a pack of deceptive lies) but it still may be of interest. I was in the process of debunking contrarian science, so I decided to use as an example, that infamous piece of denialist merde du jour:

Formerly, it was
the 'Environmental Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide'
ARTHUR B. ROBINSON , SALLIE L. BALIUNAS , WILLIE SOON , AND ZACHARY W. ROBINSON
So off I trot to www.OISM.org only to find that it's been updated, lost two authors and gained a new one! It's also dropped the reference to the George C. Marshall Institute! [smell that oil]

The new, but unimproved version is
'Environmental Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide'
ARTHUR B. ROBINSON, NOAH E. ROBINSON, AND WILLIE SOON

The website http://www.oism.org/pproject/ still proclaims 'Click here to see this peer reviewed research paper.'

For those of you who don't know, Eli has written a little piece about the chicanery associated with the previous incarnation of this rubbish, but [almost] needless to say, this piece of ordure has not been peer-reviewed, unless the despicable and somewhat puzzled Monckton of Brenchley has read it.

I don't know who Noah Robinson is [but I can hazard a guess], but most of the others feature in
http://www.exxonsecrets.org
or
http://www.ucsusa.org/assets/documents/global_warming/exxon_report.pdf