2011-03-09 13:26:31Jo Nova attacks John Abraham (and me) on behalf of Monckton
John Cook

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Latest from Jo Nova, who apparently is chummy with Monckton's SPPI:

http://sppiblog.org/news/rear-view-monckton-and-abrahams

Strangely, she leaves out the part where Monckton likens Abraham to an overcooked prawn, accuses him of financial impropriety and accuses the Catholic head of the college of child molesting.

2011-03-09 14:57:19
Albatross
Julian Brimelow
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Ignore her John...unless she libels you, then take the gloves off.  With that said, I have no idea what the libel laws are like in Oz.  I hope that it is OK for me to refer to Australia as "Oz"...

2011-03-09 15:21:11yawn
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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Eh whatever.  Nobody reads the SPPI blog, and nobody listens to Jo Nova except for a few hopeless deniers.  She's a joke.

2011-03-09 15:53:12Ignoring Jo Nova
John Cook

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I had every intention to ignore her - I still regret writing the 'Scientific Guide to the Skeptics Handbook' just because it made her so happy that someone was paying attention to her. Her giddy delight at getting another 15 minutes of fame frankly left a bad taste in my mouth. But taking a glass-half-full mentality, writing that guide did lead to the Guide to Skepticism (which is what I should've done in the first place but we can only learn by doing).

The bright side is Jo Nova's blog has been steadily declining over the last year according to Compete.com:

2011-03-10 10:22:39
Rob Honeycutt

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I have to say, they are a vicious lot over there at JoNova's place.  No doubt about that.

2011-03-10 10:50:46Viciousness at Jo Nova
John Cook

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People tend to follow the lead of the person running the blog. That's why Skeptical Science readers are such a charming, welcoming bunch :-)

2011-03-10 10:54:17no doubt
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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And that's why WUWT and Motl commenters are such asses!  And why Curry's commenters are disrespectful.

2011-03-10 11:29:49
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
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@ John:  You forgot to mention that we're all a good-looking bunch!  ;)

2011-03-10 12:30:50Good looking SkSers
John Cook

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I nearly typed that! But photos of me have got out onto the web so you can only stretch the truth so far :-)

2011-03-10 12:38:09
Glenn Tamblyn

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OK, so we don't quite pass muster in the looks stakes. But, Hey, wicked, wicked sense of humour