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No bad science?

My friend John Droz wrote to say that he felt I was wrong in declaring the Met Office bungle bad science. His point being that science was actually doing what it was supposed to do: catching out those who don't follow the rules or botch the work. In his words, "it is the researchers who are perverting the process. The true Science Process is not the problem." I will admit that it can be argued that there is no bad science only bad scientists, but I will also claim that to non-scientists the difference is moot. And since those in the media have the average IQ of a houseplant, trying to explain that subtle difference to the lay public is probably a fool's errand. As always, other opinions are welcome here.

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