Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Wisdom of the bunny

As long as we are talking about peer review, let us also discuss dispassionate skepticism, the other virtue (if scientists can be said to have any as a group) of scientists. It is the decoupling of dispassionate from skepticism that makes public discussions about climate science and environmental issues in general so uninformative. One might say that skepticism alone is a nasty, but insufficient condition for policy.

1 comment:

Michael Hauber said...

I would give my right arm to see some honest skepticism in the climate debate.

Or to be honest I like my right arm and would only be willing to give a rather large sum of quatloos to the cause of honest skepticism...