“Hump day hilarity: Chris Mooney’s abby-normal post modern science” (2011-11-09) and “Mooney pulls a Muller” (2011-11-10). After years of announcing how he was going to prove Global Warming was a lie (but utterly failing to do so), Anthony decides to castigate anyone else who talks about their conclusions before formal publication. Only the targets of his hypocrisy have simply released drafts of submitted papers (the previously beloved Dr. Muller) or described a book they are still writing (Chris Mooney’s The Republican Brain). Anthony, you may recall, loudly and repeatedly announced that he was going to prove that the temperature record was both inaccurate and tampered with, and that climate scientists were corrupt socialists. You may also recall that he was 99 44/100% wrong.
So what has twisted Anthony’s shorts this time? You’re going to love this: He’s attacking a book that hasn’t been finished yet, claiming that it portrays conservatives as idiots who jump to conclusions! Nice stick-work there, Anthony.
Seems like finishing your book is kind of redundant now, Chris! You can read his take on the response is here: Conservatives Attack and Misunderstand A Book They Haven’t Read… A Book About Flawed Conservative Reasoning.
Stop talking about the future! It never works out well for people that ignore reality!
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If Watts was doing this on a forum, I would call Poe at this point.
[The motivation is different, but the result is hard to distinguish! – Ben]
Not a big surprise, just more of the same spread the ignorance around!
“He has more hide than a team of elephants.” Paul Keating
Ben, you’ve somewhat missed the most hilariously self-defeating comment starting the whole piece:
“Chris Mooney has come up with new book to explain why people like you and I are “abby-normal” for not unthinkingly and uncritically accepting all aspects of climate disruption. I haven’t read it, though the cover itself speaks volumes. I won’t commit the same dumb mistake that Peter Gleick committed when he wrote his bogus non-review of Donna LaFramboise’s IPCC book, so I’ll let somebody who has reviewed it speak about it. Dr. Roger Pielke Jr.”
Seems Junior did a “Gleick” (while Gleick actually could have read the lengthy “highlights” of LaFramboise’s book, and distill from that that she was talking complete and utter nonsense).
[The laughs come so fast on Anthony’s blog that sometimes they just merge together… – Ben]
Thanks for the chuckle, Ben (and Anthony). Watts proves himself in so many ways…
Peter Gleick posted a comment on ClimateProgress saying that he did wade through Donna’s ebook before posting a comment on Amazon. Anthony couldn’t even get that right.
Wait… Watts was 0.56% right???
[Hell, even a broken clock is right twice a day! – Ben]