BAD SCHOLARSHIP, WEIRD BELIEFS AND STRANGELY UNEXPLORED AREAS OF RESEARCH
Identifying strangely neglected areas of research, understanding why orthodox research scholarship and 'knowledge' becomes lopsided, revealing and understanding the reasons for the creation, dissemination and widespread belief in academic and policy oriented research frauds, lies, deceptions, hoaxes, fallacies, myths, braced myths, errors and irrational policymaking.
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
When Naming Jack the Ripper Remember the Piltdown Man Sciance Fraud
A new book - published only yesterday - has become an instant best seller. It's a good book. I like it. However, it is beset by the unresolved unfortunate possibility that science fraud was involved in reaching the author's conclusions. I hope all of my suspicions can be allayed.
I actually want to know that I can feel confident the author has finally and uniquely solved the great science and criminological problem of "who was Jack the Ripper" because I want to toast him and his scientific collaborator. But I can't just yet. To find out why not, please read my critical review here.