Richard Biernacki exposes fatally sloppy sociology, covered up with fake science. Are quantitative methods hopelessly compromised in social science?
J.W. Lever’s Arden edition of Measure for Measure was a great help to me when I was writing that last post, and his, ahem, measured prose made for pleasant reading. Now I’m going to pick on Keir […]
David Golumbia does not like computers. Toward the end of The Cultural Logic of Computation, after lumping computers and the atom bomb into a single “Pandora’s Box” of doom, he observes: The Germans relied on […]
This started as a comment on a post over on New Savannah, where Bill Benzon was talking about cognitive science researcher Mark Changizi’s decision to leave academia. But I think it’s a red herring as […]
Ray wrote: Cholly on Software : The Signifying Code Monkey There are benefits — non-financial, obviously — to working for an institution of higher education. But in a 27-year career I remember only four people with whom I couldn’t […]
(Or why graduate school may be counterproductive in preparing one for not entering the academy.) The story is an old one: the seller and his quest for money was believed to dissolve values, status, and […]
Keith Thomas wrote, among other things, Religion and the Decline of Magic, which, like all his books, is a monstrous, almost Robert Burton-ish, tome of obscure facts carefully arranged. I found his reflections on his […]