Interesting take on Richard Lindzen [here](http://www.easterbrook.ca/steve/2012/12/successful-predictions-agu-2012-tyndall-lecture/)

> "... Lindzen’s theories that were wrong. Unfortunately, bad scientists don’t acknowledge their mistakes; Lindzen keeps inventing ever more arcane theories to avoid admitting he was wrong."

I tend to agree with this view. The point with the QBO model is that no one has actually said that Lindzen's theory was incorrect. I only say it is wrong because the Laplace formulation with the nodal gravitational forcing works so well, and that Lindzen never considered that. So perhaps it is not so much that it is wrong but that it has been superceded by a simple and rather obvious mechanism.