"Scientist" vs scientist: Fire the liar
There's a good chance any academic who says anything computer programmer Tim Lambert doesn't like will be accused of academic misconduct. It's his thing -- think of it as a hobby. Anyway, Lambert's at it again, this time accusing Ian Plimer of "research misconduct" in relation to a debate with George Monbiot. Lambert could, of course, simply say Plimer is wrong but instead goes for the throat hoping to see him sanctioned or perhaps fired. Very serious stuff indeed.
The thing is, Lambert himself is notorious for telling whoppers. In Lambert's case it's not a matter of ignorance, it's intentional -- when in doubt he just makes stuff up. Quite naturally, his ability to make a point through manipulation of the truth has made him something of a lefty darling. And is typical of lefty science types -- think climategate -- he tolerates no dissent: express a dissenting opinion at his blog and it's almost certain your comment will be disemvowelled or deleted. Persistent boat-rockers are quickly banned.
Anyway, this is all rather odd (or perhaps not, we are dealing with a lefty here) because if Lambert were held to the same standards he expects others to follow, the University of New South Wales would have long since told him to hit the road and he'd be doing "computer science" from his garage.