Spotted in Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants
This is the sort of thinking that irritates me
Me too. And after being sensitised the Guardian's article on bad science this irritates me too:
Some scholars think so
"And I don't think that's healthy in the long run."
Note the introduction of the word scholar to give weight to the conclusion - then notice the "thinking". If you read the article (http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/arizonaliving/articles/0912customize0912.html
there is a total absence of what makes scholars words more weighty - evidence from research. Where are the survey results? It is hard to say if this is because of poor reporting, or the absence of research.
I guess it will fuel some bar conversations, but it isn't otherwise useful.
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