Nigel West Dickens:
GMO Alarmist Nassim Taleb Backs Out of Debate. I Refute Him Anyway.It's a shame that an economist and an economist-who-thinks-he's-a-scientist can't agree on a matter of pure science. The thinks-he's-a-scientist variant, Nigel West Dickens, doesn't even understand science but he's arguing it anyway, distorting things all along the way.
Question: What does Ron Bailey know about genetics, other than what economists tell him on the subject?
Answer: Nothing. But let's not focus on science or genetics in the context of GMOs. Let's focus instead on economics. That's the real science, right Nige?
|Tyler Cowen sees no problems with genetic tampering|
Ron Bailey would be red-faced and spittle-casting if a geneticist (M.D. + Ph.D. working strictly in research, not someone paid by Monsanto to justify GMOs) were to opine authoritatively on economics issues or what Bailey might call the virtues of capitalism, but hypocrisy and a lack of intellectual integrity don't bother Bailey when it's Bailey being the hypocrite or intellectual fraud!
If there's anywhere Ron Bailey has "refuted" geneticists, I'd like to see it. Presently it's absent from his entries at the Silent T, but maybe he's got an airtight, slam-dunk refutation hiding up his shirt sleeve.
|Oh wait! Here's my irrefutable refutation right here!|
Ron Bailey's science chops consist of little more than telling an audience of greed-head science ignorami precisely what they want to hear. That's a far cry from science chops in the world of science, but in the world of Silent T Journalism, it's like being the world's foremost authority on genetics.