They Even Lie About Their Own Polls
The Jones Fetzer feud continues. Now Fetzer is even accusing Jones of distorting the results of their own internal poll:
Steve reports here that a "poll" taken on the Scholar's forum showed 60% favored a web site run by a 5-person committee, 32% favored voting on what appears by all members, and 8% favored the current arrangement, where I manage the site with advice from the steering committee. This result might be a bit more impressive if he had observed that only 25 out of some 400 members of the society cast votes, each weighing in at 4%.
Most of Fetzer's post regards their ongoing discussion on pianos falling from the top of the World Trade Center. Hilariously there is apparently a big controversy over what type of piano would be appropriate to throw:
Moreover, Steve biased his argument by using a "baby grand" of abnormal weight rather than a Steinway. This is rather troubling.
Judy Wood even has the following to say about Jones:
SJ: "I teach the physics of air drag forces and concomitant terminal velocity..."
JW: One might remark, It's no wonder they took him out of the
Now I am not one to defend Steven Jones' academic reputation, but this is a bit cheeky coming from someone who couldn't even get picked up for tenure in the first place.
Are these people for real?