Theresa May was Home Secretary. Therefore she was Minister in Charge of the Home Office, which had before her term in office cooked up the ludicrous Zombie Cop Myth to cut police numbers The Home Office must apologise. Did people die because of their myth? https://t.co/7WDvzEt9uI https://t.co/urDfkINKJO— Dr Mike Sutton (@Criminotweet) November 5, 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.