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Archives for January 5, 2011

“Coming out”?

Hmmmm. Somehow I didn’t think this was what one normally thinks of when one hears the term “coming out”: You know. Sometimes tolerance is not called for.

Back in December, I took issue with a highly irritating article by someone who normally should know better, Jonah Lehrer, entitled The Truth Wears Off: Is There Something Wrong With the Scientific Method?, so much so that I wrote one of my typical long-winded deconstructions of the article. One thing that irritated me was contained…