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Lott on that meaningless BBC poll

Lott has a post (scroll to 1/10/04 entry on his blog) on the meaningless poll that discussed earlier. Lott’s headline is: A BBC Poll Shows that Most British Want a Law authorizing homeowners to use any means to defend their home from intruders Of course, as I explained earlier phone-in polls are not at all…

Michael Peckham has an interesting post looking at Bellesiles and Lott and how they relate to other research frauds. He thinks that they might serve as examples that deter others from research fraud.

In a post on his blog Keith Burgess-Jackson wrote: First, studies by law professor John Lott and others show that private gun-ownership reduces crime rates. This may be counterintuitive, but it’s true. There would be more crime than there is if guns were banned. In an attempt to set him straight, I emailed him and…

Julian Sanchez comments on Lott

Will Baude has asked Julian Sanchez 20 questions, including a couple about Lott. When asked if Lott is a liar or not, he wrote: That depends on whether you count as a liar someone who’s convinced himself that he’s telling the truth: I think he may have. I guess there’s no rock solid proof that…

More pro-gun bloggers abandon Lott

Say Uncle writes: Lott’s credibility issues have essentially damaged any real positive impact his research may have had on the gun debate. It’s a pity Lott and I are on the same side. He’s not as bad as Bellesiles (who Tim is hard on as well) but when comparing fraud with sloppiness, no one really…

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Ken Miles links to my posts on Lott’s anonymous reviews and writes: Tim Lambert has destroyed any possible remnants of John Lott’s credibility.

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Kevin Drum links to the latest installments in my exposure of Lott’s sock puppetry and generously nominates me for Best Single Issue Blog in the Koufax awards. In a clarification of the rules, John Lott’s blog was ruled ineligible for “Best Group Blog” because “A group blog requires more than one actual person.”

Incoming Links

Fellow Lott-sockpuppet exposer Julian Sanchez links to the story of Washingtonian. Fellow Blosxom bloggers Brutal Hugs link to my exposure of Lott’s anonymous Amazon reviews and write: The Brutal Hugs team is pretty varied in its views of guns, but thanks to Deltoid, even the NRA-defender among us thinks Lott should just pack it in.…

Number 16 with a bullet

Congratulations to John Lott for making number 16 on Jesse Taylor’s list of the Twenty Most Annoying Conservatives of 2003. Well done!

Benjamin Wallace-Wells has a most interesting article in the Washington Monthly about the intellectual decline of AEI. His first example is the case of John Lott. He writes: Had Lott been in academia, he would almost certainly have lost his job—as did Michael Bellesiles, the Bancroft Prize-winning liberal historian from Emory University, who resigned after…