The excellent picture of Sisyphus sleeping is with kind permission of artist Michael Bergt. Sisyphus is condemned to roll a large rock up a hill. Upon reaching the top the rock rolls back, and the task has to be repeated - endlessly. The story appears to be one of eternal and pointless labor.
I haven't said much about recent progress with the first of the three shonky Procter and Gamble publications. I felt it best to allow time for the excuses to be finalized, and to allow others to comment first. A few examples of those comments are referenced. I don't necessarily agree with all commentary, but generally people are not morons.
I am finding the "Memory Hole feature" quite useful myself as a way of understanding how we got where we are. To catch up I am going to skip the dates 13-20 November. I'll get back to filling in the blanks over the next few weeks.
- Colquhoun, Professor David (2007-11-06). Universities Inc. in the UK, Corporate Corruption of Higher Education: part 2.
- Baty, Phil. "Expert admits he did not have full access to data", Times Higher Education Supplement, 2007-10-12.
- Silverman, Ed. Boning Up: Journal Tightens Disclosure Policy. Pharmalot.
- Woodhead, Michael (2007-10-28). A double dose of dodgy data.
- Saunders, Professor Peter (2007-11-01). Actonel, Dog that Did Not Bark in the Night. Institute of Science in Society.
- Poses, Roy (2007-10-12). Journal Changes Policy After Blumsohn Case.
- Moron - n. a person whose actions are explained by motives one is not smart enough to understand. See also * Dullard, Idiot, Ignoramus (Author: S.R. Brubaker, Devil's Dictionary Defiled)