It Keeps Going
Posted by Jeff Id on November 20, 2009
The evidence is overwhelming. This baby was dug up by Lubos at the Reference Frame.
Thanks for your consideration. Once I get a draft of the central and southern siberian data and talk to Stepan and Eugene I’ll send it to you.
I really wish I could be more positive about the Kyrgyzstan material, but I swear I pulled every trick out of my sleeve trying to milk something out of that. It was pretty funny though – I told Malcolm what you said about my possibly being too Graybill-like in evaluating the response functions – he laughed and said that’s what he thought at first also. The data’s tempting but there’s too much variation even within stands. I don’t think it’d be productive to try and juggle the chronology statistics any more than I already have – they just are what they are (that does sound Graybillian). I think I’ll have to look for an option where I can let this little story go as it is.
Not having seen the sites I can only speculate, but I’d be optimistic if someone could get back there and spend more time collecting samples, particularly at the upper elevations.
Yeah, I doubt I’ll be over your way anytime soon. Too bad, I’d like to get together with you and Ed for a beer or two. Probably someday though.
Gary was honest in the end but it sounds like he looked pretty hard for a hockey stick. Check out Lubos’s blog post. He’s also got a spreadsheet where Phil Jones has been awarded 22 million USD in grants since 1990. BIG OIL MY ASS!!
Follow the money baby.