Friday, May 19, 2017

Mann's Miffed

Climate scientist Michael Mann has been waging a Twitter war this week against Scott Adams, the creator of the comic strip Dilbert. Evidently, Mann was not amused by last Sunday's Dilbert which featured a climate scientist who looks pretty much like Mann sounding foolish:

The irony in this is that the punch line in the cartoon has the climate scientist resorting to calling Dilbert a "science denier" simply for questioning the scientist's methodology, yet, in a surprising exhibition of self-caricature, some of the tweeters, including Mann himself, do to Adams the very thing he mocks them for in the strip.
Michael E. Mann ✔ @MichaelEMann
Scott Adams ("Dilbert") is an equal-opportunity science denier: Evolution
10:25 AM - 15 May 2017
Irked by the portrait Adams paints of them they express their displeasure by confirming the portrait. The ability to recognize irony doesn't seem to be a prominent feature of their skill set.