Willis, writing at Anthony’s, worth reading, as always.

Watts Up With That?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach

There’s an article in the latest issue of Science magazine, called “Strengthening the UN Agencies In Order To Protect The Authors’ Paychecks” … just kidding, that would be the title if they enforced the “Truth in Advertising” laws for pseudoscientific papers.

In fact it is called Navigating the Anthropocene: Improving Earth System Governance(paywalled), apparently named specifically so we won’t be forewarned what it’s about. It is a two page article produced by an entire alphabet of no less than 33 listed authors, from Abbott to Zondervan, supporting my theorem that V ≈ 1 / A^2.  (Restated in English, my theorem says that the value V of a scientific article is inversely proportional to the square of the number of authors A … but I digress.)


Figure 1. Are these the kind of men you want to run your global economy…

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