Tag Archives: Stephan Lewandowsky

Aunty Bends Over Backwards

Vinny Burgoo, in a comment on the previous post,  mentioned a BBC Radio4 programme, The Human Zoo, about the psychology of attitudes to climate change. You can listen to it here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0367slg for a limited period. I said I’d transcribe … Continue reading

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We’re Seeing off the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Alex Cull has a neat comment on a key point in Lewandowsky’s campaign against us denialist conspiracist ideationists here http://alexjc38.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/self-sealing-thought-system/ which he takes from a long interview which Lew gave to Chris Mooney at http://www.pointofinquiry.org/stephan_lewandowsky_the_mind_of_the_conspiracy_theorist/ and which was linked at … Continue reading

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In Praise of Lewandowsky

There’s a book published in 2009 called “Terrorism and Torture: an Interdisiplinary Perspective”,  edited by by Werner G. K. Stritzke, Stephan Lewandowsky, David Denemark, Joseph Clare, and Frank Morgan. Lewandowsky is co-author of chapter 1: “The Terrorism-Torture Link: When Evil … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Steves

Stephan Lewandowsky, Professor of Cognitive Psychology, formerly of the University of Western Australia, now of Bristol University, England, recently published a paper establishing a causal link between climate denial and belief that the Apollo moon landing was a hoax. This … Continue reading

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Lew’s Gong: like … wow.

I’ve noted in comments on previous articles how Lewandowsky continues to hold his own in the media, from the New Yorker to the Daily Beast. Now there’s this from http://bristol.ac.uk/news/2013/9330.html “Two Bristol academics are among the 27 new Royal Society … Continue reading

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Lew’s Guru and the Science of a Beautiful You

A number of us have been writing letters of complaint to the publishers of Lewandowsky’s two papers insulting climate sceptics, and to the University of Western Australia, with a view to getting the papers withdrawn. I have a feeling our … Continue reading

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Lewandowsky Timeline

This page provides a timeline for understanding the two papers by Lewandowsky et al. which discuss conspiracist ideation among climate sceptics. I shall be updating it continuously. Additions and hints on formatting welcome. LOG12 “NASA faked the moon landing|Therefore (Climate) … Continue reading

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Lew’s Crew: The Plot Sickens

“Recursive fury: conspiracist ideation in the blogosphere in response to research on conspiracist ideation” (Lewandowsky et al, 2013) was pre-published at http://www.frontiersin.org/Personality_Science_and_Individual_Differences/10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00073/abstract on 05 Feb 2013. It was taken down following a complaint to the journal’s editor by Jeff Condon, … Continue reading

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Recursive Fury: Lew’s Waterloo

Lewandowsky et al 2013 is an exercise in content analysis which aims to show that blog comment  on a previous paper (LOG12) exhibits “conspiracist ideation”. It contains two major errors: 1) It subsumes all criticism of  LOG12 under the heading … Continue reading

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Lew’d Cooked and Cornered

The Lewandowsky affair has taken off again with an article at http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/03/09/stephan-lewandowsky-and-john-cook-making-things-up/ by Brandon Shollenberger which establishes that the Lewandowsky et al 2013 article “Recursive Fury” misquotes Foxgoose, Nathan Kurz and me. In comments Foxgoose, Barry Woods, and Joanna Nova … Continue reading

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