Friday, November 20, 2009

Stupid Quote of the Day: Vox fails at science – QED

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Sometimes, you really don’t need to say or write a whole lot to prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that you have no idea what the hell you’re talking about. Cue Vox Day, who illustrates his massive ignorance in one short sentence:

"Peer-review" is just a sciency name for what is more commonly known as "editing".


Wow. To take the whole practice of peer-reviewing, which involves countless hours of cross-examinations between equally countless experiments, by experts of a multitude of varied fields – and that, in itself, is a major oversimplification – to try and come down to the very core of any study or research, to make new discoveries and find new truths … and to equate it all to mere spell-checking and copy-editing …

Why don’t I equate the universe of economics and finances, of models and theories, of forecasts and rates, to getting money from an ATM, then?

I truly have yet to see any evidence to disprove my theory (no, not “hypothesis”) that Vox Day is a complete and utter dumbass parading around as a pseudo-intellectual. If the above quote of his doesn’t unequivocally and incontrovertibly prove how he knows nothing of science, with this level of shameless and cringe-worthy bastardization, I don’t know what would.

I wonder if I would even do a double-take should he use the word “scientician”.