Let “data” change



Neugebauer insists a robbery has occurred in that the word “data” has been stolen by numerical modelers. This allegation reminds one of the adage that stealing from one author is called plagiarism, while stealing from many authors is called scholarship. Neugebauer wishes to preserve the present and traditional meaning of the experimentalist's product. As editor of Reviews of Geophysics she has more power than most to enforce her point of view.