Averaging Raw Data Is The New Evil Statistical Manipulation

Where do they find these morons at?

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July 12, 2014 at 4:41 pm

I apologize for forcing NASA to do this 15 years ago, via my evil retroactive witchcraft.

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26 Responses to Averaging Raw Data Is The New Evil Statistical Manipulation

  1. R. Shearer says:

    The world has not reached peak morons yet, therefore, there are more morons now than at any other time in history.

  2. omanuel says:

    They produce them in our universities:

    1. Reality is observed. E.g., Albert Einstein & Francis W. Aston:

    E = mc^2 !

    2. Reality is calculated. E.g., von Weizsacker’s:

    Nuclear binding energy equation !

    The ending of WWII illustrates the advantages of (1) over (2).

    • omanuel says:

      I do not know that Joseph Stalin was involved, but there is no doubt that academic textbooks of stellar and nuclear physics were immediately falsified after WWII:

      1. The internal compositions of stars were mostly iron (Fe) in 1945; They all became mostly hydrogen (H) in 1946.

      2. Albert Einstein’s and Francis Aston’s valid equations for nuclear stability were replaced with Carl von Weizsacker’s invalid nuclear binding energy equation, that exaggerates proton-proton repulsion and hides neutron-neutron repulsion, the powerful source of energy that . . .
      Powers the whole cosmos
      from cores of heavy atoms, some planets, ordinary stars, galaxies and the ever expanding universe!

      I do not know that Stalin himself was involved in the strange coincidence.

  3. _Jim says:

    You’re a very bad man Steven Goddard. Or maybe that should be John and his fellow sociopaths and misanthropes (check your Funk and Wagnalls on that one!) at NOAA and NASA GISS …


  4. Latitude says:

    Even other notable skeptics say that asserting that NASA is fudging data is completely false….

    Name just one…………

  5. Chip Bennett says:

    So, averaging raw data constitutes an incredible amount of statistical manipulation, to the point of being nearly evil levels of mistruth [sic], but a really complicated system that requires multiple explanations is completely trustworthy and should be inherently accepted as truthful?

    Got it.

  6. James Strom says:

    I like this graphic. In fact I have shared it with some of my warmist friends, but a bit more labeling would make it more transparent to the casual/non-technical reader. Not like you have anything else to do, of course.

  7. Shazaam says:

    Just what is a “notable skeptic” in the eyes of a CAGW proponent?

    Methinks in that context, the proper definition of “notable skeptic” is interchangeable with the definition of “useful idiot”. Just my opinion tho.

  8. mjc says:

    The simple fact is that no longer is such a thing as objective truth held to be valid. By throwing it out, all sorts of manipulation of raw data (observations) to fit them to a ‘theory’ beome possible. Theories no longer fit the facts…the facts are fudged to fit the ‘theories’ (very loose definition of theory…most of this stuff doesn’t even really qualify as hypothesis…it’s more of a WAG).

    When I was in school and learning science, raw data (observations) trumped extrapolated data, always. Yes, you had to allow for error and make sure that what you were actually seeing was something that made sense (sanity checking).

  9. nigelf says:

    Exposing The Truth Is The New Evil Statistical Manipulation.
    Your eyes are lying to you dammit, listen to me!

  10. gregole says:

    Wait, wait, wait – let me get this straight; downloading and plotting data is “statistical manipulation…”? And displaying the data results in “nearly evil levels of mistruth…”

    Well. I conclude that Nearly Evil = Bad To The Bone

  11. nickreality65 says:

    IPCC defines climate as weather averaged over 30 years.

  12. Robert Austin says:

    “it’s just a really complicated system”

    And why is it that it is a “really complicated system”? Can one really extract a true signal from such a dog’s breakfast of temperature data or is complexity expressly designed into the system simply to achieve the age old aphorism “bullshit baffles brains”? Hey, just read the harryreadme notes from the climategate release for a flavour of the quality of their coding. And whether you agree or not with the need for multiple and massive adjustments to the raw data, it still does not explain the egregious change to GISS from 1999 to 2000 as shown by Steven. Was there some momentous discovery of massive errors in 1999 data or methods that was corrected in 2000? And how is it that no matter how many examples are shown of tampering of the data for individual locations (Iceland etc.), the Moshers and the Zekes still hold that the global temperature reconstructions are all good.

  13. Eric Simpson says:

    The Geek Peter Gleick and others of the Chicken Little Brigade have called the climate debate a “war.” And like warriors they have gone into community after community and taken the raw data and manipulated it to make it hotter now, and colder then. In every case they make it hotter now, and colder then. Always. Of course this is obvious bs. You’d think they would be smarter and have at least a couple of token cases where they made it hotter then, and colder now. But apparently they don’t got the IQs for that.

  14. Bob Johnston says:

    Notable skeptics like Richard Muller?

    • Brian G Valentine says:

      yeah, just like Richard Muller. He’s the reason I prefer to call myself a “denier” instead of a “skeptic”

  15. Anto says:

    Once again, I will post the link to the Harry readme file discovered in the Climategate documents. John and anyone else who thinks that NOAA, CRU or others know what they’re doing needs to read this to see why the “complications” turn the raw data into utter garbage.

    • Jason Calley says:

      The “Harry-read-me” file reads like the memoir of a programmer who has died and gone to hades. I have never met a CAGW cultist who was either aware of it or who was willing to read it.

    • gregole says:

      “17. Inserted debug statements into anomdtb.f90, discovered that
      a sum-of-squared variable is becoming very, very negative!…”

      What a mess.

      Settled Science. Sure.

    • mjc says:

      Good grief…had I submitted something like that back when I was taking various programming classes in college I would have probably failed. Mess doesn’t even begin to describe that steaming pile of bovine fecal matter.

  16. philjourdan says:

    You really need to control your power! 😉

  17. Armin says:

    Looks like John has become a “denier” too, his problem being to “debunk” raw statistical data. Still waiting for that.

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