Lew & Cook: economical with the truth

Climate clowns.

Lew & Cook: climate clowns.

A retarded amoeba with a half-a-dozen neurons for a brain could see that the Lew & Cook conspiracy papers are a transparent attack on heretics of their AGW religion, and that they give junk science a bad name.

As a result of information obtained from FOI requests that ACM put in last year, Steve McIntyre posts a withering attack on their integrity:

Last fall, Geoff Chambers and Barry Woods established beyond a shadow of a doubt that no blog post linking to the Lewandowsky survey had ever been published at the Skeptical Science (SKS) blog. Chambers reasonably suggested at the time that the authors correct the claim in the article to reflect the lack of any link at the SKS blog. I reviewed the then available information on this incident in September 2012 here.

Since then, information obtained through FOI has shown that responses by both Lewandowsky and Cook to questions from Chambers and Woods were untrue. Actually, “untrue” does not really do justice to the measure of untruthfulness, as the FOI correspondence shows that the untruthful answers were given deliberately and intentionally. Chambers, in a post entitled Lewandowsky the Liar, minced no words in calling Lewandowsky “a liar, a fool, a charlatan and a fraud.”

Even though the untruthfulness of Lewandowsky and Cook’s stories had been clearly demonstrated by Geoff Chambers in a series of blog articles (e.g. here), in the published version of the Hoax paper, instead of correcting prior untrue claims about SKS, Lewandowsky doubled down, repeating and substantially amplifying the untrue claim.

I’m getting a little weary of giving this pair of clowns any more air time, but McIntyre’s (and others’) work exposing them is worth repeating.


  1. I suppose it is economic if they never Use the truth to begin with…

  2. Lew Skannen says:

    Just to remind everyone that our taxes pay for these … people… to indulge their weird hobby of sceptic smearing.

  3. Baldrick says:

    I’m waiting for Lew & Cooks next paper: “Responsive conspiracist ideation relating to answers to conspiracist ideation in the blogosphere in response to research on conspiracist ideation.”

    • That’s the trick: Anyone daring to point out their flaws, even when it is clear cut evidence of their wring doing, is labelled a “conspiracist”. It’s just another ad-hom diversionary tactic; sadly for them, it serves only to make them look even more moronic.

  4. Climate Daily says:

    Reblogged this on Climate Daily.

  5. The Loaded Dog says:

    Don’t you just love it when a label such as “clown,” or moron is based on fact, and not just a cheap ad hom? GIve us some more of your embarrassing “research” you losers; I love a good laugh.

  6. Giving ‘clowns’ a bad name …

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