Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Name Drop

If I continuously name drop the authors and titles of books I have read in my writing (and talking) people will think I know more, and have read very widely, than if I don't. Academics like it when you do this too.

I could of course just argue my positions based on my own thoughts, which is what they are in reality, and let them stand on the quality of the argument made. This is more pure and I would think more scientific, but this does not appear to be as effective in convincing namedroppers, or those that admire this practice.


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