11 May 2009

Speaking of This Week's New Yorker

This was twittered with the preface "Malcolm Gladwell: WRONG about basketball?" but I think much more glaring is "Adam Gopnik: WRONG about razors."

2 comments:

anna said...

damn that's a funny exchange. i don't know the awl...

Malachy Walsh said...

Yep. Funny. Love the exchange.

And certainly Gladwell doesn't know what he's talking about when it comes to basketball.

I have to say, too, after reading BLINK, I wondered if he had any reasoning skills at all.

Not to be too much the punster, but he was so quick to jump to conclusions in that book, he invalidated his own argument without even trying.

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