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Keenan’s accusations of research misconduct

NIH, the National Institutes of Health, defines research misconduct as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results with the proviso IMPORTANT:  Research misconduct does NOT include honest error or differences of opinion The emphasis is … Continue reading

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Radiocarbon calibration – Keenan (2012)

Doug Keenan’s long essay about the IPCC treatment of surface temperature trends that I discussed earlier had a digression into his work on the calibration of radiocarbon dates that he published in 2012 in the open access EGU journal Nonlinear … Continue reading

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Keenan’s test with added drift

Doug Keenan visited to defend his methods. His main arguments were argument from vicarious authority and argument by condescension, but he also left this: “The ARIMA model is specified to be driftless: this means that the drift (i.e. average of … Continue reading

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Testing Doug Keenan’s methods

Doug Keenan’s allegation that he has a confession from the Met Office that “statistically significant temperature rise can’t be supported” has been devoured with relish by the pigeons. But elsewhere, Lucia has argued that Doug is going on about the … Continue reading

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Private prosecutions as an alternative to publications

When you read a paper you disagree with, you have a number of options. The easiest is to shrug one’s shoulders and mutter darkly that nothing better could be expected from that lab. More productively, one can write a blog … Continue reading

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Statistics are not a substitute for physics

Doug Keenan has written a long essay on the “Statistical Analyses of Surface Temperatures in the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report” that Anthony Watts has seen fit to link to from WUWT. The essay claims to evaluate the IPCC claim that … Continue reading

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Red Herrings, Cats and Pigeons at WUWT

Hold the front page, Doug Keenan has a confession from the Met Office that “statistically significant temperature rise can’t be supported”. In a long post, more concerned with the details of which minister would not answer which parliamentary question than … Continue reading

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