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    Scientific Expertise Lacking Among 'Doubters' of Climate Change, Says New Analysis

    ScienceDaily (June 27, 2010) — The small number of scientists who are unconvinced that human beings have contributed significantly to climate change have far less expertise and prominence in climate research compared with scientists who are convinced, according to a study led by Stanford researchers.

    In a quantitative assessment -- the first of its kind to address this issue -- the team analyzed the number of research papers published by more than 900 climate researchers and the number of times their work was cited by other scientists.

    "These are standard academic metrics used when universities are making hiring or tenure decisions," said William Anderegg, lead author of a paper published in the online Early Edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week.

    Expertise was evaluated by the number of papers on climate research written by each individual, with a minimum of 20 required to be included in the analysis. Climate researchers who are convinced of human-caused climate change had on average about twice as many publications as the unconvinced, said Anderegg, a doctoral candidate in biology.

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    Couldn't find more of a hack job of an article huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    Couldn't find more of a hack job of an article huh?
    Feel free to clue me in on what you think the article lacks.
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    Impartiality?

    Expertise is not driven by how much time you spent hammering out articles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    Impartiality?

    Expertise is not driven by how much time you spent hammering out articles.
    I have no idea what you're trying to say here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Night Owl View Post
    I have no idea what you're trying to say here.
    That's because you're an idiot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    That's because you're an idiot.
    I didn't expect you to take the news from Science Daily well so I won't hold your denier rage against you.
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    Expertise was evaluated by the number of papers on climate research written by each individual, with a minimum of 20 required to be included in the analysis. Climate researchers who are convinced of human-caused climate change had on average about twice as many publications as the unconvinced, said Anderegg, a doctoral candidate in biology.
    So expertise is validated by the quantity of papers wriiten on the topic??? This says nothing of the quality of the paper. Do you know how profs get tenure? If you want tenure, you write and publish papers. If you write many papers against global warming, you are not going to get them published. No publication, no tenure. This is why selective peer review is so damaging to the Scientific Method.

    All you need is some basic statistics to rationally determine Global Warming is BS, no one needs to be a climatologist to see the data has been waterboarded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Night Owl View Post
    Feel free to clue me in on what you think the article lacks.
    A study by scientists whose livelihoods are reliant on AGW being believed does a study about scientists who are skeptical of the theory and conclude that those skeptics are weak in expertise because other scientists whose livelihoods are reliant on AGW being believed don't cite said skeptics in papers they get published in journals edited by other scientists whose livelihoods are reliant on AGW being believed.

    I'd say the article lacks scientists who don't make their boat payments by toeing the AGW line. It's like a group of pornographers producing a study that shows that people opposed to pornography should be ignored because they haven't been mentioned in any of the stories in Penthouse Forum.

    If you don't see the conflict of interest being exercised in that article, then I have a bridge you might be interested in.
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