Stephen E. Arnold: Social Science Lack of Integrity

Academia, Corruption, Idiocy, Ineptitude
Stephen E. Arnold

Social Science: Like Astrology and Phrenology Perhaps?

After reading “What’s Wrong with Social Science and How to Fix It: Reflections After Reading 2578 Papers,” I reaffirmed my skepticism of sociology and its allied fields:

But actually diving into the sea of trash that is social science gives you a more tangible perspective, a more visceral revulsion, and perhaps even a sense of Lovecraftian awe at the sheer magnitude of it all: a vast landfill—a great agglomeration of garbage extending as far as the eye can see, effluvious waves crashing and throwing up a foul foam of p=0.049 papers.

The write up contains some interesting data. In reference to a citation graph, the paper points out why references to crappy research persist:

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Stephen E. Arnold: Science Journals Disappearing from Internet

Academia, Commercial Intelligence, Idiocy
Stephen E. Arnold

Science: Just Delete It

The information in “Dozens of Scientific Journals Have Vanished from the Internet, and No One Preserved Them” may remind some people that the “world’s information” and the “Internet archives” are marketing sizzle. The steak is the source document. The FBI has used the phrase “going dark” as shorthand for not being able to access certain information. The thrill of not have potentially useful information is one that most researchers prefer to reserve for thrill rides at Legoland.

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Chuck Baldwin: The Mask of the Beast

Academia, Commerce, Corruption, Cultural Intelligence, Government, Media

The Mask Of The Beast

I’ll say it straight out: Wearing masks is stupid, senseless, silly, sophomoric and downright servile. There’s not a doctor in the country who doesn’t know that masks are absolutely worthless when it comes to preventing the spread of a virus. And if your doctor is truly stupid enough to believe otherwise, you need to find another doctor—FAST.

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Stephen E. Arnold: Is “Good Enough” Any Way to Run Anything?

Academia, Civil Society, Commerce, Corruption, Government, Idiocy, IO Impotency, Law Enforcement, Media, Military, Non-Governmental
Stephen E. Arnold

The Covidization of Good Enough

I have written numerous times about the zippy young PhD with an attitude. After my talk about declining “findability”, Zippy (not his real name) spoke with me after my talk. He had one point and repeated it to me several times:  “Search is good enough.”

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