Sounds Like Climate Science.....

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    Pahtological Science. From Wikipedia:

    Definition:

    Irving Langmuir coined the phrase pathological science in a talk in 1953.Pathological science, as defined by Langmuir, is a psychological process in which a scientist, originally conforming to the scientific method, unconsciously veers from that method, and begins a pathological process of wishful data interpretation (see the Observer-expectancy effect, and cognitive bias). Some characteristics of pathological science are:[5]

    • The maximum effect that is observed is produced by a causative agent of barely detectable intensity, and the magnitude of the effect is substantially independent of the intensity of the cause.
    • The effect is of a magnitude that remains close to the limit of detectability, or many measurements are necessary because of the very low statistical significance of the results.
    • There are claims of great accuracy.
    • Fantastic theories contrary to experience are suggested.
    • Criticisms are met by ad hoc excuses.
    • The ratio of supporters to critics rises and then falls gradually to oblivion.

    Could climate pseudoscience be more precisely defined and described?
     
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    Lindzen, Singer, and Spencer?
     
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    Of course, the whole of the scientific establisment in the world is now the victum of 'pathological science'.

    Or maybe a dingbar rightwing nut poster hasn't any inkling of what he is talking about. Now which is the more likely?
     
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    Still waiting for you to answer my questions regarding the equations you posted rocks. Does your failure to answer confirm the fact that you don't have the first inkling of what those equations mean or where they come from or whether they are valid or not?

    You rocks, are the very last person who should accuse someone else of not having a clue since you are completely unable to speak on the subject in your own words. Of course blatant hypocricy is a left wing trait.
     
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    there is also a term called zombie science. science that only continues down the same path because of funding, no matter how often it is show to be insufficient to explain the data.
     

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