Amazing for the Wrong Reason

Looks Like a Timer Problem Developing

July 23, 2015

Many thanks, these scientometrics from 2002 to present are amazing. Nothing remotely similar has existed in science impact measurement. This is a team effort and I extend my gratitude to all concerned. In the past things were often random and subjective, now all is objective.”

There has indeed been no other lunatic-fringe group, with pretensions to being scientific, which has had to concoct its own desperately meaningless measure of success because any rational definition of academic influence (such as citation by independent researchers) would reveal its utter isolation. Never has such irrelevant information been collected with such obsessive zeal. It would all be so comical … if it were not simultaneously also so so sad.

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