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Nederland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-09-09 09:38 PM
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37. Clarify Please
I'm a little confused by some of what you've written, and I think an example might help clear things up.

The example I'm thinking of involved Michael Mann and the so called Hockey Stick controversy. Steve McIntyre requested for Mann to provide him with the data, methods and source code. Mann provided some data and then stopped. After a long process - in which the National Science Foundation supported Mann - the code was made publicly available. Most would say it happened because Congress was investigating the detailed criticisms raised by McIntyre. Mann's research was eventually found to be valid by a National Research Council Report.

In my opinion, Mann would have been much better off if all his code and data had been easily available to anyone who wanted it from day one. Even though he was vindicated in the end, for much of the ordeal Mann looked like someone with something to hide.

Would you agree?
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