Posted: Apr 20, 2018 10:26 am
by Hermit
scott1328 wrote:
Hermit wrote:
scott1328 wrote:Some history of Myers idiocy ... -evopsych/

Rebecca Bradley bookends her article with "peer-reviewed". Every time I read "peer-reviewed" I hear "Sokal".

Is that a good or bad?

Is what good or bad? If you are referring to the bookending of an article with mentions of "peer-reviewed" while failing to defend research methodology by evolutionary psychologists - which is what Myers spends a significant time on criticising - then, yeah, that's bad. It reeks of an appeal to authority. Peer reviews are an effective filter in the hard sciences. In the social sciences not so much. Hence my mention of Sokal.