SNR #274: James Lindsay, PhD – When Peer-Review Goes Wrong: Lessons From the Grievance Studies Affair

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SNR #274: James Lindsay, PhD – When Peer-Review Goes Wrong: Lessons From the Grievance Studies Affair

Guest Bio

James Lindsay, PhD

James A. Lindsay holds degrees in physics and mathematics, with a doctorate in the latter. His previous books include Dot, Dot, Dot: Infinity Plus God Equals Folly and Life in Light of Death.

He has been in the news for submitting, along with Peter Boghossian and Helen Pluckrose, a series of hoax papers to peer-review (seven of which were published) in fields that categorise as “grievance studies”.

In This Episode We Discuss

  • The hoax James and his collegues orchestrated
  • How the “grievance studies” fields are published work that is anti-scientific
  • Idea laundering
  • Healthism
  • How these fields of study do not continue the important and noble liberal work of the true civil rights movements
  • How big of a problem actually is this?

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