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by Peter Moskos

November 2, 2010

Reality-Based Thinking

The key is to un-learn the academic habit of treating every proposition and argument offered as needing to be taken seriously and requiring a refutation, if false.

Note to self: Making sh*t up is a valuable research technique. Must use it more often.
So says Mark Kleiman.

[thanks to Jay]

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The proposition that the dashcam was not working in the Danroy Henry case requires no refutation. It is ridiculous on its face.

PCM said...

The idea that something in a police department isn't working never strikes me as ridiculous.