24 Aug 2002 Zaitcev   » (Master)

I wish Linus got off his ass and released 2.5.32.

In personal news today, AP (through Reuters) carried a report about a possible end of the road for another pseudo-scientist.

    ATLANTA (AP) - An Emory University professor and author of a disputed, prize-winning book about guns in America was placed on paid leave for the fall semester amid an investigation into possible academic fraud.

    Michael Bellesiles' "Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture," received national attention for its contention that early Americans did not own or use firearms in great numbers.

    The book sparked fierce criticism from gun-rights advocates, and scholars suggested that Bellesiles made serious errors, prompting Emory to begin a probe in February.

    [....]

Now if all libraries stamped the book with big red "Warning: 100% lies" label, we might be on to something here. But I am not holding my breath. And besides, if American youth cannot distinguish bullshit from research, it deserves to be corrupted anyway. Should not have slept though those critical thinking classes.

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