The great hoaxes in the history of science -- Piltdown Man, the "Cardiff Giant", and the the Tasaday tribe -- can now welcome a new member. Ladies and gentlemen, will you please give the global warming "hockey stick" a rousing round of applause as it enters the Pantheon of Embarrassment.
Mann’s ‘Hockey Stick’ called ‘the most completely discredited artifacts in the history of science’ – September 21, 2008
Excerpt: “There was no hint that the ‘hockey stick’ is among the most completely discredited artifacts in the history of science, not least thanks to the devastating critique by Steve McIntyre, which showed that the graph’s creators had an algorithm in their program which could produce a hockey-stick shape whatever data were fed into it.
Hat tip: Marc Morano
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