And going to the university and the University of Florence in particular, it came out that Professor Ruggiero – that’s myself – was in absolute terms the Best Professor in the Entire University... and not only in biology and medicine but overall, concerning all the professors of the entire university" - Dr Marco Ruggiero, Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Florence.

"Derrida's method consisted in demonstrating the forms and varieties of this originary complexity, and their multiple consequences in many fields. He achieved this by conducting thorough, careful, sensitive, and yet transformational readings of philosophical and literary texts, to determine what aspects of those texts run counter to their apparent systematicity (structural unity) or intended sense (authorial genesis)."
- Wikipedia: Jaques Derrida (and also copy-pasted to 2,520 other websites)

"I have long ago given up looking at anything from Snout... He has no credentials at all to discuss the things he talks about, yet feels free to denigrate a long-established, peer-reviewed Italian journal, and highly competent, even distinguished scientists and scholars. If anyone prefers to take his opinion rather than mine, I think that shows rather poor judgement in view of the curriculum vitae posted on my website and the anonymity and missing C.V. of Snout…"

- Henry H. Bauer. Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Science Studies and Dean Emeritus of Arts and Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Is Henry Bauer pulling our leg?

EVERY NOW AND AGAIN, you come across something Henry has written that's so hilariously dumb it makes you think, "Oh no, come on, he can't be for real. This has to be a wind-up, he has to be pulling your leg, his whole "thesis" has to be a satirical hoax cunningly designed to show how easy it is to get people to sign on to obviously nutcase ideas," in the traditon of Alan Sokal.

Here's my current favorite:

And how could it happen that in California [30]—and even in San Francisco, one of the first locales of AIDS [31]—F(HIV) among childbearing women is quite low (less than 2 per 1000) [30, 31] and remained unchanged during six successive years (1990–95) [31]? With so many high-risk males in the vicinity, why were so few women infected?
Demographic Characteristics of HIV: I. How Did HIV Spread?
Gee. Are there any ladies who have spent time in the vicinity of high-risk males in, say, the Castro district of San Francisco circa 1980-95 who can let us in on their secret as to how they managed to remain uninfected by these high-risk males? Even despite getting in their vicinity?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Woah woah woah. Wait a sec now Snout...are you telling me that women are unlikely get a sexually transmitted disease by being in the vicinity of men, the majority of whom have little to no interest in engaging in sexual activity with them!? Balderdash I say!

-Poodle Stomper