The method of multiple working hypotheses

by Judith Curry

With this method the dangers of parental affection for a favorite theory can be circumvented. – T.C. Chamberlin

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What can we do about climate change?

by Judith Curry

Do we have the resources (from, say, economics or ethics) to answer these sorts of questions?

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Overreach at the EPA

by Judith Curry

When did the EPA become our Nation’s energy regulator? When did the EPA acquire both the statutory mandate from Congress and the required subject-matter expertise to do FERC’s and the States’ jobs? When did the EPA gain the expertise to determine the optimal and most reliable mix of coal and natural gas power plants? When did the EPA acquire the expertise to determine how much power can (or should) be reliably generated using wind farms and solar arrays? –  Forbes

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Week in review – politics and policy edition

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

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Week in review – science edition

by Judith Curry

A few things that caught my eye this past week.

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Tackling human biases in science

by Judith Curry

Psychologist Brian Nosek of the University of Virginia says that the most common and problematic bias in science is “motivated reasoning”: We interpret observations to fit a particular idea.

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What would it take to convince you about global warming?

by Judith Curry

If the objective is to change public opinion, then changing elite opinion is a necessary prerequisite. In fact, I would say necessary and sufficient. I don’t think you need to win a war on talk radio to have your impact on right-of-center opinion. – Jerry Taylor

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