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Polar Bear Watch: Facts Get In The Way Of Science Mag’s Conclusions

by | 11th, May 2010

IN today’s Polar Bear Watch, we look at the poley in Science magazine. That’s him to the left on his kon-tiki. And the words trill:

We are deeply disturbed by the recent escalation of political assaults on scientists in general and on climate scientists in particular. All citizens should understand some basic scientific facts.

Facts!

James Delingpole looks at the facts – such as the polar bear being photoshopped onto the floating ice.

Says Science:

The image associated with this article was selected by the editors. We did not realize that it was not an original photograph but a collage, and it was a mistake to have used it.

Tim Blair spots Science‘s other words:

“There is always some uncertainty associated with scientific conclusions.”

Which is why they are, er, conclusions…



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