Thursday, August 02, 2007

Sgt Rabett patrols the comments

Our mission at Rabett Run is to give the anonymice the free run necessary for a great blog. Unfortunately we have begun to pick up commercial spam at an increasing rate and may have to put the captcha feature back on.

Eli is insanely jealous of Michael Tobis who found this panel first at Climate Cartoons

BTW, it takes a bunch of insanely factitious anonymice working the comments to really make a great blog.


Anonymous said...

The only thing worse than a facticious mouse is a flakticious one.

back in the good old days, it used to be fun to give RP Jr flak, until he went underground, that is. haven't seen hyde nor hare of him recently.

some of us (not me, of course) have even been known to give John Fleck flak from time to time. haven't seen hyde nor hare of him either.

hmm, I wonder. naw, couldn't be.

CapitalistImperialistPig said...

Damn! That explains why my blog has gone down hill. The insanely factitious bunny hardly shows up anymore.

Anonymous said...

Another goofy paperFalsification Of The Atmospheric CO2 Greenhouse Effects Within The Frame Of Physics"

Might make a good topic of a post.

Hank Roberts said...

I think you ought to consider a challenge to find something some notable skeptic actually does discover that helps the climate scientists correct an error and improve their work.

I recall the lawyer who came along to RC a while back from Volokh and found a typo that had escaped several publications of a paper, for example.

Sure the snark will be along to point out that even a blind sow finds an acorn every now and then.

But seriously, the way to change any behavior is positive reinforcement (short of shooting the organism fatally). With all the agitation to look at every detail, someone's going to come up with something that a climate scientist can acknowledge, say a thank you, and illustrate how science really does handle hard argument, even from non-experts.

Gotta be one of 'em somewhere. Praise the one who actually does something useful, regardless of motivation or intent.

Possible? Get set, it is bound to happen eventually, and yeah it's hard to admit when it happens but it's the only way to deal with it ---and showing kids how to admit being caught in an error and move on _is_ teaching science.