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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:47 am    Post subject: an analogy Reply with quote

Dear Sefians,
I return to my pet theme on hazards of Microzonation as promoted by DST.
In this connection, please read page 13 of epaper of chennai edition of
Hindu on "Bad Physics delights the deniers"
"quoting the para at the end"

"The howlers go on and on. There is scarcely a line in Lord Monckton's paper
which is not wildly wrong.

Yet none of this appears to embarrass the *Sunday Telegraph*, which
championed his findings this week in a leading article. Readers cannot
expect a newspaper editor to possess a detailed understanding of atmospheric
physics, but there should at least be someone who knows what science looks
like whom the editor consults before running a piece.

A scientific paper is one published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
This means it has been subject to scrutiny by other experts in the field.
This doesn't suggest that it is the last word on the subject, but it does
mean it is worth discussing. For newspapers such as the *Sunday
Telegraph*the test seems to be much simpler. If they don't understand
it, it must be
science.

(c) Guardian Newspapers Limited 2006

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Applies to articles on Microzonation also !!

"but there should at least be someone who knows what science looks like whom
the editor consults before running a piece. "

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