Sunday, June 26, 2005

Population sampling

London’s Royal Society (one of Earth’s most august scientific bodies) has signed off on global warming being a man-made problem. Its president, Sir David Wallace, claims he represents the consensus of climate scientists in so doing. Yet other organizations, such as those that compiled the Oregon Petition, do not support the concept of global warming being man-made.

This raises the question of selected population sampling. The Oregon Petition has been signed by 20,000 scientists whereas the RS only polled the opinions of climate scientists. Once again, the truth may be hidden by the statistics, methinks. Think scientifically, Sir David.

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