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Old 02-26-2012, 03:02 PM
badhatharry badhatharry is offline
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Default Re: More on Fakegate!

I'm so sorry to have been remiss in my updates about Fakegate. I know all of you are reading with rapt interest. I must confess my other life (on the stage) has consumed me this weekend as family members came great distances to attend the last weekend performances of our play.

But as my sister is showering, I thought I'd select something new to chew on. Judith Curry wonders "Why Heartland?"

With virtually no effort on my part (beyond reading an email, cutting and pasting into the blog post), I have uncovered “juicier stuff” about Heartland than anything Gleick uncovered. Okay, maybe the HI are actually the baddest guys in town from the perspective of the alarmists. The irony of Gleick committing professional seppuku over getting information about stuff that is either generally known or suspected or regarded as no big deal. When all he had to do was ask Joseph Bast some questions, and he would have told him all sorts of things (just not the names of the donors, which aren’t all that interesting anyways.)
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