Scholarly credibility

Gatherer, D. (
Mon, 04 Oct 1999 12:57:24 +0200

Date: Mon, 04 Oct 1999 12:57:24 +0200
From: "Gatherer, D. (Derek)" <>
Subject: Scholarly credibility
To: "''" <>

It occurs to me that my silence on this article [by Paul Marsden] may have
been mistaken by
some as indicating tacit agreement, or even that you [Paul] Marsden] have
scholarly credibility after the JASSS "review."

As far as I'm concerned, and as far as anyone else is concerned, Paul has no
problems with scholarly credibility.

What are your credentials to decide on this matter, anyway? Have you held
an academic position? Do you have a higher degree?

If someone who is qualified to judge on matters of scholarly credibility
were to tell me that Paul is discredited as a scholar, then I might be
prepared to listen - but so far no one has.

So, Aaron, I suggest you either put up or shut up.

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