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Thursday, November 14, 2013


I guess I don't understand this story. It looks like a psychologist borrowed an equation from a physics paper just arbitrarily. I don't understand why you need a math person even to tell you that this is bullshit.


Vance Maverick said...

Are you saying, "How did they get away with this?" or "Exposing this was no big deal -- it was obviously bogus!" Or both?

Jonathan said...

Exposing it is a big deal even though it is obviously bogus. It's just that the paper exposing it could be much simpler.