Posted by: GoRight | October 10, 2011

Spotting Cranks and Charlatans

I have been following along with WMC’s arbitration amendment request discussed just below.  It seems some little known sockmaster, BookWorm44, has been giving WMC a bit of a prodding based on his editing at the Journal of Cosmology.

After typing in a Google search suggested by one of BookWorm44’s IP edits at a DRN discussion about the whole mess I came across the following quote:

Michael Jankowski says:

March 6, 2011 at 4:00 pm

The Journal of Cosmology is about as reputable and “peer reviewed” as Real Climate.

via Skeptical science: meteorite aliens bring out the armchair experts | Watts Up With That?.

I found that quote humorous given all the on-going hoopla over the reliability of the Journal of Cosmology which is, in deed, quite a piece of work to say the least. That quote and the article it appears in are proof positive that climate skeptics are superbly adept at spotting Cranks and Charlatans!  They’ve identified two suspicious websites in one comment.  🙂

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