




It's the hockey stick graph. It is a rather simple looking graph  with a
long, stable shaft and a fast rising blade  that purports to
represent averaged Northern Hemisphere temperatures over the last
thousand years. It is pretty well the only piece of evidence left for
hysterical global warming alarmists
to use as proof that mankind's activities are
warming the planet, thus
justifying draconian restrictions on Freedom™.
Regular readers of Tech Central Station will know that the hockey
stick has been thoroughly debunked in a
veritable plethora of
articles in top peerreviewed journals, even
including a paper
in the "prestigious British journal Energy &
Environment" and that the graph is the result of scientific malpractice.
But the latest strike against the hockey stick is the most
devasting yet, shattering it into a million billion pieces.
You can get a hockey stick shape from random data.
For example, look at the results of this random
search. The graph below shows how the results perfectly match the
hockey stick graph. You can try the experiment yourself. Enter any
random search string in the search box at the upper right of this page
and see often you get hockey stick results. Clearly, if random searches
give hockey sticks, the infamous "hockey stick graph" must also be
random and cannot possibly show past temperatures. Furthermore, try
saying "hockey stick" twenty or thirty times. Hockey stick hockey
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hockey stick hockey stick. Notice how it starts to seem meaningless?
That's exactly what it is. So what then, is the true shape of
the graph? Well, it's the "big dipper graph" shown below. Notice the
mathematical simplicity of the shape, without any of those silly
wiggles that the graph above has. And it's supported by numerous
studies, too numerous for me to need to name any of them. And since
David
Wojick, Ph.D. has a Ph.D. in mathematical logic, we know that the
big dipper graph is mathematical and logical. Finally, notice that
unlike the hockey stick graph, a random search does
not produce the big dipper graph. QED.
Tim Lambert, Ph.D. is a
computer scientist at the University of New
South Wales. He maintains a web log called Deltoid.
The views presented here by Tim Lambert are solely his own
and do not represent the view of the University of New South Wales or
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