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or using Anthony’s name. They seem to have adopted the Team tactic (Hansen in particular) of refusing to even speak the name of critics.
U.S. federal policy on research misconduct defines plagiarism as follows:
Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person’s ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit.
I invite readers to review the NOAA “Talking Points” document with that definition in mind.
I have one very serious criticism of Anthony’s post on the issue. He left out an important reference to Knowles et al 2006, who provided a definite comment on the citation issue in a 2006 conference.