Something I discovered only days after the Climategate (I guess that unfortunate name is going to stick) story broke, I finally noticed a comment on my blog on the night of the release notifying me and my readers of the availability of the email file. It was pretty far down in a pretty random, really a throwaway post, and I didn’t notice until days later when the story had moved on. I never mentioned it because I was kind of embarrassed that I don’t seem to exercise the same real-time scrutiny on my comments as other bloggers seem to be able to manage.
Well, the embarrassment is worse than I thought, because by Steve McIntyre’s timeline, this site may have been first. I got a weird email that night that I frankly could not figure out that in retrospect may have been related. Anyway, I missed my chance. Which is fine because much more dedicated bloggers soon jumped on the case.
If you are wondering where I am, I am steadily working through a new 90-minute studio lecture (ie much better sound quality than here) on the science of the skeptic’s position. I have seen many good presentations of late but I really think I have hit on a good, balanced presentation and I am excited to share it soon.