2010-10-09 05:21:16Wegman formally scrutinized by peers for plagiarism
doug_bostrom

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http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2010/10/wegman-plagiarism-investigation-/1

The real deal. "University investigating prominent climate science critic," a savory headline...

2010-10-09 20:26:38
doug_bostrom

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 More from DeepClimate, where John Mashey has been developing the case:

http://deepclimate.org/2010/10/08/wegman-under-investigation-by-george-mason-university/#more-2679

As well has been picked up by Nature blog. 

Nice to see the bear turn on the hounds.  

2010-10-10 08:45:25indeed
dana1981
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Yes it's nice to see the other side finally being investigated.  The side that actually merits investigation.
2010-10-10 15:51:59
doug_bostrom

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Story goes fractal?

Apparently an author of a textbook, Rapp, is alleged to have copied bits of Wegman's report, those bits in turn having being copied from Bradley. Rapp may or may not have properly acknowledged Wegman, but Wegman definitely did not acknowledge Bradley.

So we've got information being "Chinese whispered" via textbook-->house committee report*-->different textbook. 

What a mess. I can hardly wait until Rapp's book is excerpted for the next committee report, or adopted by George Will.

Apparently as the publisher of Bradley's text, Elsevier will have to sort this out w/ Springer, Rapp.

Covered at Eli Rabett's blog:

http://rabett.blogspot.com/2010/10/auditing-assessing-climate-change.html

*acknowledgment dropped at this stage