Straw Men Revised

Last week’s post contained hyperbole, an unfortunate phrase involving family members, and reference to sensitive political opinions. I am grateful to everyone who suggested improvements, which I have incorporated to the best of my ability. In addition, I have made a series of more substantial changes to that blog post, because I could see how the overall tone was needlessly confrontational. Indeed, parts of my early post were interpreted as a personal attack on Devezer et al., and although I have of course denied this, it is entirely possible that some of my more snarky sentences were motivated by a desire to “retaliate” for what I believed was an unjust characterization of my position and that of a movement with which I identify. I hope the present version is more mature and balanced. You can find the revised blog post here.

About The Authors

Eric-Jan Wagenmakers

Eric-Jan (EJ) Wagenmakers is professor at the Psychological Methods Group at the University of Amsterdam.