Over at Climate Audit, McIntyre has stopped his manic posting on the Muir Inquiry long enough to give notice that he was disinvited to the World Dendro Conference.
On December 8, 2009, I received one of my rare invitations to make a presentation to climate scientists – a keynote speech at the plenary session on June 16, 2010 of World Dendro 2010. At the time they had received almost 500 abstracts. It was proposed that I speak on a program chaired by Achim Bräuning, with presentations in sequence by ‘N.N’, Juha-Pekka Lunkka, me, Keith Briffa, Fidel Roig.
Two days ago, I was advised that due to receiving almost 500 abstracts, their biggest problem has been to find more time for presentations and ‘many good presentations are without time and place’, so they canceled the plenary session in which I was presenting and thus my presentation. (This and two other plenary sessions are still listed on the programme.)
They said that they were “sorry for this bad news” and expressed hope that time could be found for such discussion “in some future events” and thanked me for my “interest in WorldDendro2010 Conference”.
He sent a response to the notice, stating that “reading between the lines” some of the other presenters didn’t want to play in the same sandbox as him.
The organizers responded that in fact, “many of the planned speakers … were not very willing to participate in that session”.
Of course, the chorus replies to this news with exclamations that the dendros are running scared and are unable to deal with criticism and fear McIntyre because they’re an inept lot who don’t understand statistics…
Sometimes it’s just too difficult to face up to questions one doesn’t have an answer to. Shame.
so they are afraid to face their “nemesis” face to face in discussion and debate.
Doesn’t say much for their positions, their faith in their beliefs or their desire to find academic truth.
At the Finnish Battle of Thermopylae, 500 caved in fear of THE ONE..
Hahah! THE ONE! Me thinks I’ll adopt that title for McI henceforth.
Here’s more because these are just so delightful.
This was their big chance to prove that climate science gives a fair hearing to all sides. I guess 500 speakers on one side and you on the other was not “balanced” enough for them so your talk got cancelled in order to achieve the balance they wanted.
Not only is McIntyre THE ONE, but he’s also DAVID against the Dendro Goliath.
Steve would be an exciting and interesting guest at any gathering of scientists. Fundamentalist religions like the “Team” generally only invite heretics to a retreat if they can poison their wine or burn them.
Ya know, I really really lost a lot of faith in the human mind when reading the chorus over at CA during the past few months. Fundamentalist religion? Do these people understand the terms they use? Perhaps a few years of philosophy or logic might help them out a bit in the general comprehension department…
By now, you of all people should know that there are no repeatable, defendable statistics in dendro work. The divergence among samples is so large, even the most sophisticated treatments can’t separate the signals from the noise. By the way, were the results from those samples you took a number of years ago ever published anywhere?
Yes, MR THE ONE, have you published any research using the samples you too a number of years ago? Oh, that’s right — you aren’t interested in doing the work of an academic, but the work of auditor…
Why the hell would anyone invite THE ONE to a dendro conference anyway? Like, he’s made any great contribution to the science…
ETA: I just finished reading over a thread at CA titled “Miracles and Stripbark Standardization“, which, interestingly, is the thread on which the CRU Hack was announced. It’s a very interesting thread because it deals with two big issues at CA — stripbark trees and dendroclimatology. On this thread, a dendro named CB participates, answering questions and commenting on the thread, the commenters and the general level of the discourse and comprehension of dendro. He’s not charitable to Steve M and to many of the commenters. Needless to say, he’s not well received by many.
I can see how a dendro might regard CA as of somewhat questionable value.
Of course, posting this cartoon in reference to dendro methodology wouldn’t help either, but it might just illustrate the tone taken on CA towards climate science and climate scientists. Hey, I can appreciate a good joke, but only when it is a joke and not a statement of belief.
bender’s final comment on the thread says it all:
Re: Ryan O (#186),
All I have seen from CB is air.
The takehome from the thread on stripbark is the fact that engaging these folks in a serious discussion of the science is really worthess.
Got me to thinking that when you want to put out a fire, you starve it of oxygen…