And for my next trick I'll shapeshift into a lizard alien whilst writing an anti-conspiracy theory conspiracy theory: http://t.co/3YoAQnAe7c
— Dr Mike Sutton (@Dysology) October 18, 2014
The Dysology Hypothesis
Letting scholars get away with publishing fallacies and myths signals to others the existence of topics where guardians of good scholarship might be less capable than elsewhere. Such dysology then serves as an allurement to poor scholars to disseminate existing myths and fallacies and to create and publish their own in these topic areas, which leads to a downward spiral of diminishing veracity on particular topics.