“Extraordinary Claims…..

Posted By on February 13, 2012

require extraordinary investigation.”

I rather like that.

But then there’s also “if you build it, the energy will come.”

Here’s our weekly dose of how the internet is transforming the “life of the mind” — by empowering people with great ideas but no leverage within the academy with a forum and a means of communicating.

Another broken Youtube link, noted 6/6/2015. Apologies until I can get it fixed.

About the author

Roger Stritmatter is a native liberal humorist who lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Contrary to rumor, he does not live on North Avenue. He does, however, work on North Avenue. A pacifist by inclination, one of his heroes is John Brown. But he thinks that Fredrick Douglass, another of his heroes, made the right decision. Stritmatter's primary areas of interest include the nature of paradigm shifts, the history of ideas, forensic literary studies, MS studies, renaissance literature, and the history of the Shakespearean question, the latter a field in which he has published extensively.


One Response to ““Extraordinary Claims…..”

  1. Roger Stritmatter says:

    By the way, I’m not a big fan of Emoto’s water theories. The pictures are nice, but the science is pretty doubtful. But I don’t see it as having any necessary relationship to Verbelli’s core ideas, which I find highly intriguing.

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