“A man whose “brand” depends on his objectivity, on following fearlessly where the evidence leads, has just told the world…” Hi-ho, Silver – Away! :: SteynOnline

And now we have Nate Silver caving – silently, furtively, but totally – to Mann and Trenbarth and the big hockey stick. A man whose “brand” depends on his objectivity, on following fearlessly where the evidence leads, has just told the world that when his much vaunted “data journalism” meets the ideological enforcers it curls up into a fetal position. Would it really have taken so much just to say to Mann, Trenbarth et al, “Sorry, chaps. I publish what I want and I stand by my writers. If you disagree, submit a rebuttal of your own. But please, address the arguments, rather than just spraying your usual epithets about ‘junk science’. Lovely to hear from you, I’ll look for it in the mail.”

via Hi-ho, Silver – Away! :: SteynOnline.

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