Friday, May 20, 2011
More on the Kanazawa Affair
Here is the cached version of Dr Kanazawa's original post (see here for a bit of background and see here for my letter to the Director of LSE). It is such a mind-bogglingly bad piece of [pseudo-]"scientific research" (even by evolutionary psychology standards) that one would hope no respectable academic institution would employ its author. As far as I can see, this is not a matter of academic freedom, it's a matter of academic standards. And, I have to say, I now think my initial requests to the LSE Director were too mild, especially considering the guy was already well-known for his shock jock brand of "research".