Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Climategate and Jon Stewart

It was great to see the recent episode of the Daily Show talk about ClimateGate; his analysis did touch upon the statistical issues, though I am still not entirely sure that they were deliberately altering data for malicious reasons I do agree with this;

But that's the point, if you care about an issue, and want to make it your life's work, don't cut corners. It's disheartening for people inclined towards the scientific method and it's catnip to these guys who are going to end up celebrating tonight, drunk, roaming the Arctic Circle trying to scullf*ck polar bears. Which are quickly disappearing because of rising oceans. Caused now, apparently, by God's tears.
I love how there were articles and blogs galore about this, even the Huffington Post wrote an interesting article about it.

I would have liked to see Tom Friedman talk a little less about Afghanistan and use the pulpit to address the data verses display issue which has spurred this controversy but glad to see it on there in the first place.

If you get a minute, take a look at the comments on this YouTube video for an interesting look at a demographic's view on the topic.

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