Tuesday, September 21, 2010

In Defense of Hauser

The Harvard Crimson has published an Op Ed, Who Will Speak for Hauser?, by two of Marc Hauser's colleagues who defend him against what they see as "irresponsible and inaccurate" journalism and they insinuate that several prominent scholars have engaged in a smear campaign (my word, not theirs) against Hauser because they disagree with his results. These are serious accusations and my reaction is that this Op Ed is also irresponsible and potentially inaccurate (about the motivations of the other prominent scholars). 

But this is due in no small part to Hauser's own silence. Harvard needs to release its findings and Hauser needs to have a press conference.

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