Sunday, February 12, 2006
Mad Pseudoscientist Update
NVNC ID VIDES, NVNC NE VIDES: Survival of the Stubbornest
Sure enough, there's only a few teeny snippets of original text. Some entire chapters were made with one hit of Ctrl-V. Sources vary from widely respected scientific authorities to outright quacks. Things may get interesting now that Dawno has allerted the book's real authors that their words have been sold without their permission.
This doesn't reflect very well on either Pavel the Cancer Boy for his content stealing, or PublishAmerica for the fact that they printed this book. Real publishers have fact checkers to look through how-to books and at least be sure the author has properly cited his sources and not misinterpreted them. Of course, real publishers also know that editing does not consist of running MS Word's spell and gramar checks, and that marketing does not consist of the author begging individual bookstores to stock his book...
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