I abhor the phrase "Reprinted with permission" as if one owns knowledge and may grant who is and is not allowed share it.


I think attribution is useful as it helps characterize the research (one can look for biases) and it gives a way to find further work from same author, but this idea that some Great Mensch brought down from on high this arcane knowledge with no assistance can eat my ass.

I feel like the previous post perfectly characterizes me:

"I am an intellectual, but I am also a dumbfuck."

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