Monthly Archives: May 2016

Positioning

Seeing more people reading books on the bus, but no one reading any newspapers, other than the thin, free ones. Seems that reading books in public has an enhanced fashion. Since so many on the cellphones, reading a book in … Continue reading

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Retraction Watch III: Expert Lens

Have written about the disgraceful academic fraud of James Hunton here and here. One person who saw things from the perspective of being an editor of an academic journal is Dr. Steve Salterio, of Queen’s University. He saw matters of … Continue reading

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Sullen Dignity

From Jack Gance by Ward Just (1989). The protagonist’s father, a business owner, has just been convicted and sentenced for tax evasion. The father refused to defend himself. My father’s sullen dignity infuriated the court, but I found it admirable. … Continue reading

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Lagoon

From Swamp Angel by Ethel Wilson (1954): I have not come to a lagoon for my life; one does not stay, ever, in a lagoon.

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Withdraw Myself

In relation to “Retraction Watch” and “Retraction Watch II“, concerning academic fraud in accounting research, particularly as related to unsubstantiated data, Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: It’s hard for the peer review process to deal with outright fraud, especially … Continue reading

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Insidious

From Swamp Angel, by Ethel Wilson (1954): Nothing is more potent and insidious than unanimity about an only child, or division about an only child.

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Retraction Watch II

Wrote about a major academic fraud scandal in accounting research. Thinking of all the research grants this academic fraud, Dr. James E. Hunton, must have received. Is anyone trying to claim the money back? Are there not criminal proceedings possible, … Continue reading

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Retraction Watch

Wrote about the retraction of academic articles, based on academic fraud. Based on article by David Malamed published in CPA Magazine, a journal for Canadian professional accountants, but where no academic fraud in relation to accounting was detailed. Went to … Continue reading

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Porpoise

From Swamp Angel by Ethel Wilson (1954): Who would not want to be a seal or a porpoise? They have a nice life, lived in the cool water with fun and passion, without human relations, Courtesy Week, or a flame … Continue reading

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Precedence, Situational Virtue, Dementia

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: A serious question, in my view, is whether forgiveness or repentance precedes the other. If we can never forgive until the harm-doer repents and/or makes amends, then the harm-doer holds our feelings hostage and … Continue reading

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