"He's a snake in the grass, I tell ya guys; he may look dumb but that's just a disguise; he's a mastermind in the ways of espionage." Charlie Daniels, "Uneasy Rider" confirmation bias - TT's Lost in Tokyo

To John Quiggin: Reassuring climate "delusions" help us all to avoid engaging with "enemies" in exploring common ground by TokyoTom

I left the following comment on John Quiggin`s " Libertarians and delusion " post (other comments are noted in my preceding posts): TokyoTom November 6th, 2009 at 14:03 | #34 @jquiggin I “have started to entertain the view that there is...

A few more "delusional" thoughts to John Quiggin on partisan perceptions & libertarian opposition to collective action by TokyoTom

Further to my preceding posts regarding John Quiggin`s post on " Libertarians and delusionism ", I copy below a few of the comments that I left there: TokyoTom November 4th, 2009 at 08:13 | #3 John, thanks for raising the topic more widely....

"TokyoTom Moving the Goalposts?" Bob Murphy dislikes my criticism of the rush by "skeptics" to print climate science news by TokyoTom

Further to my preceding post, on " Confirmation bias, rent-seeking and the rush to print the latest science "scoop (Linzen-Choi) ", I note that Bob Murphy has kindly put up a new blog post that notes and responds to my comments to him ...

Confirmation bias, rent-seeking and the rush to print the latest climate science "scoop" (Lindzen-Choi) by TokyoTom

Since I`m in Tokyo and deprived of Bob Murphy `s enviable access, via talk radio , to cutting-edge climate science, I thank him using his blog to bring it to the attention of his audience (which occasionally includes me). Says Bob (emphasis added): Chip...

WHY Pat Michaels says "The Antarctic Ain't Cooperating" by TokyoTom

[Update: I have separately posted for the interest of readers my exchange of emails with Chip Knappenberger, Pat Michael`s colleague at his self-described "advocacy science consulting firm" , New Hope Environmental Services.] In comments on...

Thank you, Prof. Block, for feeding our confirmation biases by TokyoTom

Walter Block of Loyola University has graced the main LvMI blog with a rare post, this time a clipping - without commentary - from a piece entitled " Forget global warming: Welcome to the new Ice Age ", by Canadian conservative commentator Lorne...