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Discussion: not cool

in: ndobbs; ndobbs > 2016-01-21

Jan 21, 2016 2:58 PM # 
hope she is an exception in your field
Jan 21, 2016 5:14 PM # 
I think she's just socially incompetent, which doesn't make her unique... the form it does does. And I suspect it was her co-author who penned those words. Sent them emails, curious to see the reply.
Jan 21, 2016 9:49 PM # 
Happy to set a ferocious attack beagle on her for you.
Jan 22, 2016 8:24 AM # 
No need, got a nice email from him this morning promising to set things straight. All understandable, and no particular harm done.

"I do apologize for what had happened and I am moved maybe even more than you are. I will try to cause ____ to remove the file from her webpage. I highly regard you as man and mathematician and appreciate your mathematical work very much."

Even get a compliment out of the affair ;)
Jan 22, 2016 9:30 PM # 
Can think of other areas of science which are more susceptible to having rude things said about scientists, albeit on blogs and in the mainstream media rather than by other scientists.

I think the harshest thing I've ever said in a paper was in a published comment on a climate sceptic paper that somehow managed to get published: " a substantial assertion for which no supporting evidence is presented".

(I've said some harsher things in reviews - once reviewing another sceptic paper which purported to have found that the UK warming trend was largely driven by urbanisation, my review comments were to the effect that what they'd actually found was that Scotland is cooler than England and spring is cooler than summer, and I didn't consider either of those to be results of publishable significance).
Jan 22, 2016 9:35 PM # 
Some of us try to keep out of the firing line...

In the UK, spring isn't necessarily cooler than summer.
Jan 24, 2016 10:04 AM # 
"Still, the authors are full professors, so they can do what they like"

yeah...pretty much. ;-). but seriously the critical wording in papers and reviews is getting harsher (and I'm not just talking about attacks on climate scientists).

in not sure where the lack of professionalism is coming from. there are kind ways to critique. The harshness needs to be stopped.
Jan 25, 2016 11:05 PM # 
She highly regards you as a man.
Jan 26, 2016 11:56 PM # 
he does

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