The Home Office told us all that all beat patrol police officers are effectively sightless, deaf #zombies, but now says police funding cuts are likely to make police irrelevant. Will the Home Office now apologize for misleading us with their #supermyth? https://t.co/d8ajrwkDrw pic.twitter.com/ez1pjU7kjd— Dr Mike Sutton (@Criminotweet) October 25, 2018
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.