Reading this blog post I wonder if personal information are required in scientific publications for a single reason: to allow ad hominem attacks afterwards 😉
More seriously now:
I wonder if relevant scientific articles shouldn’t have been better published anonymously. For two reasons
- to avoid ad hominem attacks, as in the above mentioned example, and
- to prevent toadies in case of “big” names
In other words, it would allow to evaluate research on its scientific merits instead of celebrity. I can’t help but thinking that this was one the primary intentions of that very article in question.
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