November 24, 2009

CHARLIE MARTIN: Climategate: Violating the Social Contract of Science: The scientific method only works when fellow researchers can implicitly trust the results offered by their colleagues.

Plus, George Monbiot (!) writes: “It’s no use pretending this isn’t a major blow.” Plus: “I believe that the head of the unit, Phil Jones, should now resign. Some of the data discussed in the emails should be re-analysed.”

Mark Steyn calls Phil Jones the Designated Fall Guy.

UPDATE: The Fix Is In.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Reader George Hamid writes: “The more I read about Climategate, the more the term ‘Piltdown Man’ pops into my head.”

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