Thursday, May 24, 2012

It's Not Rocket Science!

In fact, it's pretty obvious that this isn't any sort of science.

I'm referring to this little gem, in a post from Eric Crampton in the Offsetting Behaviour blog, back in February.

And it seems that these pseuds. just won't go away - see Eric's post today.

@Students in my ECON 246 course: If there were a Darwin Award for sample surveying, this would win one, hands down!

© 2012, David E. Giles

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  1. But it is not "rocket science" as John Naughton of Cambridge's Open University pointed out.

    "Rocket science

    The phrase “it isn’t rocket science” has become such a cliche that I eventually began to wonder what it meant. What is rocket science? And is it really so difficult?

    The answer to the first question was provided by my esteemed colleague Tony Nixon, who is a...

    http://memex.naughtons.org/archives/2007/06/18/4145

    It's 'rocket engineering'

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    1. Thanks for that!!! And the work in question isn't engineering either! :-)

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