Tuesday, I argued that academics show little respect for the work of us amateurs. Specifically, I said that a recent academic paper by J. C. Bradbury on DIPS should have cited non-academic work that looked at the same question.
Many readers disagreed and said I was out of line.
Some of that discussion is here. Dr. Bradbury’s response is here.
Also, some people objected to my description of the DIPS consensus, saying that’s not the consensus at all, and if it were, the consensus would be wrong. While the specific view on the DIPS question didn’t affect my argument from yesterday, I do want to get it right. I’ll investigate the more recent DIPS work and post on that soon.