October 21, 2013
DEBUNKING BOGUS SCIENCE: “It doesn’t give you confidence if two of the biggest names in the subfield are at the very least so sloppy.” Plus:
“It’s about the whole community. Why is it that no one before Nick—and I mean Nick was a first semester part-time Master’s student, at, let’s be honest, a fairly obscure university in London who has no particular training in mathematics—why is it that no one realized this stuff was bullshit? Where were all the supposed experts?”
“Is it really true that no one saw through this,” he asks, “in an article that was cited 350 times, in a field which touts itself as being so scientific?”
“Touts itself” being the key phrase.