Monday, 14 August 2017

Quote of the Day: On false science


"Climate scientists are desperate for their educated guesses to be accepted as science; so desperate that at least some climate scientists openly challenge the very keystone of science, the requirement that scientific theories must provide a means by which they can be falsified.”
~ Eric Worral, ‘Claim: Climate Science Does Not Have to Be Falsifiable'

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2 comments:

  1. Or a means by which results can be replicated.

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    1. To be fair, there ARE means of testing climate models. OIS-11, for example, is used extensively to test GCMs, because it is the best analogue for temperature changes seen today.

      The fact that no GCM has successfully predicted OIS-11 based on data from OIS-10 is what convinced me that GCMs weren't worth looking at. They fail ground-trothing. But by making that argument I accept the premise that GCM results could, in theory, be replicated.

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