Found this announcement on wattsupwiththat. Read this carefully and you will find out that our beloved postnormal theory is here spectacularly misinterpreted and turned against the intentions of those who use it. This reminds me of the use of the concept of social constructionism, which was also once taken up by the skeptics. Latour once wrote a moving piece about this kind of intellectual foul play. I would love to say something clever about this, but I leave it up to you - I have just run out of steam today...read the announcement here:
Last chance! Early registration discount ends Friday! Details below:
The Heartland Institute will host its sixth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-6) on June 30 and July 1 in Washington, DC at the Marriott Wardman Park. Heartland will be joined in Washington by dozens of think tank cosponsors and hundreds of scientists in an effort to “restore the scientific method” to its rightful place in the debate over the causes, consequences, and implications of climate change.
The theme of the conference, Restoring the Scientific Method, acknowledges the fact that claims of scientific certainty and predictions of climate catastrophes are based on post-normal science, which substitutes claims of consensus for the scientific method. This choice has had terrible consequences for science and society. Abandoning the scientific method led to the Climategate scandal and the errors and abuses of peer review by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The scientists speaking at this conference, and the hundreds more who are expected to attend, are committed to restoring the scientific method. This means abandoning the failed hypothesis of man-made climate change, and using real science and sound economics to improve our understanding of the planet’s ever-changing climate.
- Timothy Ball, Ph.D.
- Larry Bell, Ph.D.
- Alan Carlin, Ph.D.
- Robert “Bob” Carter, Hon. FRSNZ
- Christopher Horner, J.D.
- Robert O. Mendelsohn, Ph.D.
- Patrick Michaels, Ph.D.
- Roy W. Spencer, Ph.D.
- Harrison Schmitt, Ph.D.
- Willie Soon, Ph.D.
- S. Fred Singer, Ph.D.
- David G. Tuerck, Ph.D.
- Anthony Watts
HURRY! Early registration discount ends Friday, May 27.
peaceplane.jpg: counter-magic to the image with Fred Singer et al. above: