August 1, 2010

“WEIRD VINDICTIVENESS” AND “GRATUITOUS CONTEMPT” among sciencebloggers. “Clearly I’ve been out of some loop for too long, but does everyone take for granted now that science sites are where graduate students, researchers, doctors and the ‘skeptical community’ go not to interpret data or review experiments but to chip off one-liners, promote their books and jeer at smokers, fat people and churchgoers? And can anyone who still enjoys this class-inflected bloodsport tell me why it has to happen under the banner of science?” Well, it’s not so different from the ClimateGate emails, is it?

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