That when you replicate another scientist’s results — a basic principle of the scientific method — you often find errors. Such may be the case of the particles that seemed to move faster than the speed of light. A faulty cable may have given an incorrect result.
Now, if we can just get the ‘leaders’ of the global warming movement to try the scientific method to persuade their critics rather than faking documents, blocking legitimate papers from being published, and writing privately there is a “lack of warming” while publicly claiming global warming is “incontrovertible,” we’d be onto something!
More on this subject here, including the growing and almost overwhelming evidence the Al Gore/IPCC hypothesis has been “falsified.”
And, excellent discussion and comments about global warming and the scientific method from Judy Currry’s blog.
The pro-global warming “leaders” — as a group — suffer from a severe case of “noble cause corruption” — that is, they are certain they are right (and that global warming is a major threat) so any behavior is justified. Fakegate is just the latest example. Others including Climategate 1, Climategate 2, and Jim Hansen’s nonsense. Real science simply does not work this way.
UPDATE 3:07PM. And, like the sun rises in the east, Scientific American defends Fakegate.
The Gleick incident, he said, shows that the “debate” over global warming is not really a debate any more. It’s a war, and when people are waging war, they always lie for their cause.