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Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:09 pm

As some of you will know, this is not a joke...
http://www.smuggled.com/Issue-12-58-62.pdf
But let's agree to treat it as one anyway ;)
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Re: nonsensical 'science'

Postby Andre Schmid » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:30 pm

Stupid *****
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Re: nonsensical 'science'

Postby Mario Schweiger » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:23 pm

This Australian taxi driver already is considered to be a "persona non grata" ;)
http://www.venomdoc.com/downloads/2013_Herp_Review_PoV.pdf

Also, it looks like, Australians dont like to be driven by him ;)
He must have a lot of time and knowledge of foreign languages to read? all these literature he cited.
Even Farsi (by him: Persian) => Bagherian & Kami, 2009 :lol:

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Re: nonsensical 'science'

Postby Guillaume Gomard » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:32 pm

Thanks for posting this Jeroen. It's not ironical, I really have a funny time reading Hoser's papers, and this one is no exception. At one point he will have to stop renaming snakes because his family members are not in an unlimited number.
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Re: nonsensical 'science'

Postby Guillaume Gomard » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:46 pm

...and I think he also named a snake after his dog. You should integrate this parameter in your Matlab script ;)
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Re: nonsensical 'science'

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:21 pm

You guys :lol:

Michael Glass wrote:these genera may at some point have priority and become valid, although their initial claim was pure nonsense.

Indeed, I believe Broghammerus reticulatus is such an example, isn't it?

Hoser had an angry, raging reply to the Kaiser et al. paper on FHF that I wanted to link here for those of you with too much time, but its traces seem to have been largely erased and his member account (snakemanaustralia) seems gone from FHF too...

The agony is how I actually ran in to this paper. Because I was wondering about the subspecific rank of Bobby's Italian Natrix, I was browsing Google Scholar for the latest Natrix natrix phylogeny paper, but I couldn't remember the title or authors (Kindler et al., 2013 which is of course here too => http://vipersgarden.at/PDF_files/PDF-5584.pdf). I hit something like "sort by date" and this was the only paper that was given as being recent :?
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Re: nonsensical 'science'

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:43 pm

Michael Glass wrote:There is also an official printed reply, isn't there?

True, but the forum thread was juicier ;) .
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Re: nonsensical 'science'

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:59 pm

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Re: nonsensical 'science'

Postby Matt Wilson » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:28 pm

Apparently he is the one and only contributing author to the Australasian journal of Herpetology. The amount of vanity shown in his classifications is incredible, furthermore he seems to be one of those people who will always believe he is right despite the entire, worldwide scientific community telling him he is wrong. Poor chap.
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Re: nonsensical 'science'

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:15 pm

If You do not want to use taxonomy of this guy just do not do it. What is the problem?
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