Just over the last 24 hours I've discovered something extremely dishonest that it appears they did....So in one extremely dishonest stroke of data eradication, they removed the most important indicators from our network from 1400-1600--and I'm pretty sure that's how they get their spike. ...If I am, this is really scandalous, and it should be as broadcast as widely as possible. Note that they don't even report how many proxy data were available in their network back in time, they only show the # of reported/found proxies in the Mann et al network (apparently our data site was missing a few of the series). This is probably intentional as well--they didn't want to show how many series they had actually eliminated from the set....So its looking increasingly dishonest, deceptive, and intentionally so. I've identified other problems, they used an incorrect version of the the Mann et al proxy dataset that Scott had put into excel format.
Psychological projection or projection bias is a psychological defense mechanism where a person subconsciously denies his or her own attributes, thoughts, and emotions, which are then ascribed to the outside world, usually to other people.