The “Danish Committee on Scientific

The “Danish Committee on Scientific Dishonesty” is surely a creation of the great Monty Python, right? Unfortunately, the liberal moralists at the Minneapolis Star Tribune lack both a sense of humor and of fair play. Their editorial this morning therefore takes this august tribunal’s verdict on Bjorn Lomborg (author of the formidable Environmental Skeptic) at face value: “Biased science: chiding an environmental skeptic.” Steve Hayward is both fairer and more knowledgeable than the Star Tribune editors. His account of the committee’s Star Chamber proceedings finds the tribunal’s verdict wanting: “Lomborg Gets the Galileo Treatment, Or, ‘Shut up,’ They Explained.”

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