Friday, May 06, 2005

Checking Peiser 

Responding to my post about Dr. Benny Peiser's claims of bias in scientific journals, Tim Lambert performs the useful task of checking on which abstracts Peiser uses to claim that there is less consensus about global warming (among published articles in peer-reviewed journals, as best I can tell) than the Oreskes article claims. As I said, the burden of proof on this sort of thing is completely on Peiser, and from what Lambert has posted -- which he obtained from Peiser -- the burden does not appear to have been met. The only question I'm left with is whether Science was being kind in telling Peiser the paper was rejected for already having been on the Internet, or whether they had not performed as thorough an analysis as the folks commenting on Lambert's post have.