Jim, Yes I saw that post recently and I have been applying the fruit-fly idea in trying to rationalize what I am finding.

Along this note, I posted this as a comment to RealClimate.org after Hank Roberts mentioned the work that we are doing here. He thought it interesting the suggestions that John offered up to get published. [I responded](http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2015/04/a-scientific-debate/comment-page-1/#comment-628435) as follows:

> "That’s me that Hank Roberts is referring to in #8. My name is Paul Pukite and I am in no way, shape, or form a climate science insider. I have published in several other physics and engineering disciplines but harbor no illusions that I can easily get published in an earth sciences field such as climate science. The key word there is “easily”. That’s why I am in no hurry and continue to spend a few hours a week working on these “fruit fly” models of climate, as Isaac Held refers to them.

> Funny story is that I actually received a response to a climate science paper that I submitted explaining that it was ejected because one of the reviewers said it looked like one of those “AI generated” research papers.

> This is real life and stuff like that happens. If you think you are doing interesting and challenging work, you plow forward."

That is absolutely true that I got a response to a paper I submitted to a climate science conference saying that the paper looked as if it was written by an AI algorithm -- I assumed [like this one](http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen/). Without credentials, you have to develop a thick skin apparently.