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comment by veen
veen  ·  903 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Unbearable Asymmetry of Bullshit

Does it apply to him though? This article (at least how I read it) is not about blatant bullshit, but about the systemic subtle ways that malicious or selfish researchers can get away with writing nonsense. Totally different ball game.




katakowsj  ·  902 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's definitely a different ball game, but many of the strategies appear analogous. I see that Trump is able to do the "Gish Gallop" whenever folks try to nail down his projected plans and policies. He makes up stories that go against the observed facts and still has a strong set of believers that do the same. Similar to the creation vs. evolution argument.