Pharyngula

He’s baaaack

People keep telling me I ought to read Freakonomics, but something about it keeps tripping my bogosity detector, and I’ve never gotten around to it. Now I’ve got another reason to avoid it: the Freakonomics blog is hosting a particular silly Q&A with someone who has absolutely no credibility on anything: Scott Adams. It reinforces my bias that the authors don’t exercise much judgment.

Scott Adams is about the last person of whom I’d be interested in asking any questions: he wouldn’t answer anything except to say how much smarter he is than any so-called expert, and any hint of actual content in a reply would be quickly denied as nothing but a joke.

Comments

  1. #1 David Marjanovi?, OM
    October 28, 2007

    You’d think economists would tend to be among the more logical and critical members of academia, but oh well.

    At the risk of pulling a Caledonian: No, why? “The closer you get to humans, the worse the science gets.”