Category Archives: Stephan Lewandowsky

Guardian Correspondence (2)

This is the reply I received 29 April 2014 from the Guardian Readers’ Editor: Dear Mr Chambers, The role of the readers’ editor is, indeed, to investigate a complaint and come to a conclusion. When we have come to a conclusion … Continue reading

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Foxgoose, McIntyre & Me v. Nuccitelli (and the Cook that spoils the broth)

[See Update 23 April 2014 at the end]  Here’s a correspondence I’ve been having with the Readers’ Editor at the Guardian: From Geoff Chambers to Guardian Readers’ Editor 30 March 2014: Dear Readers’ Editor,  I’m writing to complain about this … Continue reading

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“Recursive Fury”: a Summary

[The retraction of the Lewandowsky/Cook “Recursive Fury” paper has been generally greeted as a great victory for us sceptics, and many commenters have opined that we can forget about it; it’s history. I disagree, for the following reasons. The same … Continue reading

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Lew’s Cannons

I’ve been meaning to write up the developments in the Lewandowsky saga, but I’ve been so busy discussing it, e.g. at http://www.shapingtomorrowsworld.org/rfSpeech.html#comments and at http://bishophill.squarespace.com/blog/2014/4/9/ethical-confirmations.html that I haven’t had time. Briefly, for anyone who hasn’t been following the story at … Continue reading

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Lewandowsky: My Part in his Downfall

Steve McIntyre has had a look at the complex dance of the emails between the University of Western Australia and the publishers of his “Recursive Fury” paper “Frontiers in Psychological Science” at http://climateaudit.org/2014/03/21/lewandowskys-fury/ Now he’s examined the investigation by UWA … Continue reading

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Looser Screws than Lew’s

Just as I was planning on dropping blogging and going back to a normal life watching ballet on my new big screen computer and drawing sexy super-heroines, Lewandowsky’s “Recursive Fury” paper gets retracted and I’ve been busy commenting and networking … Continue reading

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Lew’s Thinking

I’ve submitted a paper “Lysenko was Wrong: therefore Lewandowsky should be Sectioned” to “New Frontiers in Psychological Science” and they’re considering it for publication. Only joking. The real title is “Ideational Conspiracism among Theorisers of Conspirationist Ideation: A Meta-Study”. (Note … Continue reading

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The Great Psychological Conspiracy Theory Conspiracy

Imagine if  the government announced that those who disagreed with its policies or  who refused to accept everything it said as the gospel truth were irrational creatures suffering from persecution mania. Imagine if there was a group of scientists who … Continue reading

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Update on Lew’s Itch

Hilary Ostrov at BH pointed out a comment by André van Delft at WUWT linking to a second article at Psychological Science commenting on the Lewandowsky article. http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/2013/november-2013/inconvenient-truth-tellers.html  It contains many of the inexactitudes that we’ve got used to, plus … Continue reading

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Lewandowsky Scratches the Scab

Lewandowsky has a new article at http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/2013/november-2013/the-subterranean-war-on-science.html co-written with his faithful sidekick Michael Mann, plus two medical researchers and a psychologist. His big finding is that because different scientists in different disciplines all get threatening letters, vexatious FOI requests, and … Continue reading

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