Why Theory Is Important: Responding to two reviews by Scott Alexander
September 05, 2019
by Peter Turchin
… Despite these disagreements, I want to emphasize that I quite appreciate the amount of time Scott Alexander invested in reading my work, especially because AoD, let me repeat, is not the easiest book to read.
Let me finish this post with a quote from Steve Sailer,
“I think Turchin doesn’t get much attention because his books are too reasonable to be easily debunked and too enormously detailed to be easily digested and too ambitious to be easily trusted.”
I am afraid I can’t argue against this assessment; the only thing I can do is to continue doing my work, to the best of my ability.