Climategate at Wikipedia vs. Conservapedia
|December 21, 2009||Posted by William Dembski under Climate change, Global Warming|
Go here for Wikipedia’s treatment of Climategate and here for Conservapedia’s treatment of it. True to form, Wikipedia argues that the hacking of the CRU server changes nothing. Conservapedia, by contrast, treats Climategate as further confirmation that AGW is a ruse. Interesting is the following quote from their Climategate article:
It was reported that, despite Climategate related pages being the most-read articles of the UK’s Telegraph entire online operation, mysteriously when attempting to search using Google -– it didn’t feature links related to Climategate. James Delingpole from the Telegraph noted, “Instead, the top-featured item is a blogger pushing Al Gore’s AGW agenda. Perhaps there’s nothing sinister in this. Perhaps some Google-savvy reader can enlighten me.” Google.com has been accused before of interfering with its own search algorithms in order to interfere with searches for material deemed “not politically correct.”
To me this does not sound entirely far-fetched. In 2006, UD mysteriously stopped being listed by Google. It took some pulling of strings inside Google (as I recall, with shareholders) to get us back on Google. The Conservapedia article also mentions that Al Gore is on the Google advisory board.
It’s a small incestuous world.