Monday, September 21, 2009

My new favourite word

In a comment thread at Pharyngula, Plasma pointed out a word that I have needed in online discussions for a long time.

misology: fear or distrust of reason or logic

1 comment:

D said...

Oh, beautiful! I'm totally ganking that!

I'm a quality consultant in real life, but I approach it totally philosophically; this includes drawing wisdom from good statistical analysis, but many of the people I work with are just plain awful at statistical reasoning. When I try to explain why my math is right, they get skeptical as soon as I deviate from their desired conclusions. Argh. Misology is everywhere!