Towards a moralization of bibliometrics? A response to Kyle Siler

@article{Gingras2022TowardsAM,
  title={Towards a moralization of bibliometrics? A response to Kyle Siler},
  author={Yves Gingras},
  journal={Quantitative Science Studies},
  year={2022},
  volume={3},
  pages={315-318}
}
  • Y. Gingras
  • Published 1 April 2022
  • Philosophy
  • Quantitative Science Studies
Abstract In a recent letter to QSS, Kyle Siler (2021), made harsh comments against the decision of the editors to publish a controversial paper signed by Alessandro Strumia (2021) about gender differences in high-energy physics. My aim here is to point to the elements in Siler’s letter that are typical of a new tendency to replace rational and technical arguments with a series of moral statements and ex cathedra affirmations that are not supported by cogent arguments. Such an approach can only… 

Values matter in science, so do facts: Response to Gingras

  • Kyle Siler
  • Philosophy
    Quantitative Science Studies
  • 2022
Following my letter to QSS (Siler, 2021), Yves Gingras (2022) responded with a variety of bad faith arguments, ad hominem attacks, and hyperbole. Gingras repeatedly distorted what I actually wrote,

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