The Corner

Question For Derb

Derb – Sorry to drop this hockey puck and then leave the country, but I was wondering about something (I’ll phrase it broadly enough so as to not make it a stink bomb). In the past you’ve been sometimes perceived as keen on extolling the authority of scientists and science as something apart and above and beyond the worlds of politics and, of course, political correctness. This is of course defensible and right when science is working correctly. Just out of curiosity, I’d like to know how you place the CRU scandal within your larger understanding of the scientific process.