some of the arguments used in the publication were flawed and not supported by evidence, that an error was made in publishing the blog post and that Dr Kanazawa did not give due consideration to his approach or audiencethat
some of the assertions put forward in the blog post were flawed and would have benefited from more rigorous academic scrutinyand that
the author ignored the basic responsibility of a scientific communicator to qualify claims made in proportion to the certainty of the evidence.As a result of these findings LSE has taken disciplinary action against Kanazawa:
In particular, Dr Kanazawa must refrain from publishing in all non-peer reviewed outlets for a year. Further, he will not be teaching any compulsory courses in the School for this academic year.Somehow the school thinks that these measures will ensure that
an incident of this nature does not happen again.I don't know what readers of this blog who followed this story think, but as far as I am concerned this is an egregious example of too little too late and I really can's see how the measures put in place by the school can stop a repeat offender like Kanazawa, whose modus operandi crucially involves making outrageous and divisive claims on the basis of very little or no evidence evidence for the purpose of presumably getting some press attention, from offending again. What do others think?