Understanding the power of fallacies, myths and lies
Dysology is the study of orthodox bias, academic blind spots, irrationality, pseudo scholarship and fraud influencing bad social science research, bad science, bad policymaking, quackery, counterknowledge, 'voodoo histories', 'voodoo criminology' 'flat earth news' and other ignorance.
Letting scholars get away with publishing fallacies and myths signals to others the existence of topics where guardians of good scholarship might be less capable than elsewhere. Such dysology then serves as an allurement to poor scholars to disseminate existing myths and fallacies and to create and publish their own in these topic areas, which leads to a downward spiral of diminishing veracity on particular topics.
BOMBSHELL NEWS: Science Fraud - major example of Dawinist dysology is newly discovered
Click here to visit my BestThinking blog for a sneak preview of the newly discovered naturalists whom Darwin and Wallace knew who read, and then cited in the literature, Patrick Matthew's (1831) book and unique ideas years before Darwin and Wallace replicated them. This blog brings new evidence to the table to prove beyond reasonable doubt that Darwin and Wallace lied when they claimed to have no-prior knowledge of Matthew's prior-discovery of what he named the 'natural process of selection'. Discover also one of the six lies Darwin told to achieve primacy over Matthew.
Neither Cohen nor Young coined the phrase and concept of 'moral panic'