Friday, 18 December 2009

Friday, 11 December 2009

Lies, damned lies or statistics?

Here's the link to a thoughtful piece on what really matters in the climate debate: data and not mere presentation or personalities. It seems as if there is frequently a fundamental misunderstanding about the scientific method, with either each experiment individually being characterised as delivering some kind of fundamental truth or it being dominated by personal biases and human failings. The truth, as ever, falls somewhere in between (cf. a possible future post on our incessant desire to dichotomise).