I copied and pasted one phrase from a geology paper online, and the rest from a medical one, on hematology. I wrote the whole paper that way, copying and pasting from soil, then blood, then soil again, and so on. There are a couple of graphs from a paper about Mars. They had squiggly lines and looked cool, so I threw them in. Footnotes came largely from a paper on wine chemistry. The finished product is completely meaningless. The university where I claim to work doesn’t exist. Nor do the Nepean Desert or my co-author. Software that catches plagiarism identified 67% of my paper as stolen (and that’s missing some). And geology and blood work don’t mix, even with my invention of seismic platelets.Pierson clearly worked very hard to create nearly perfect nonsense, but he failed. Seismic platelets. Think about that for a minute. What would happen if you slightly magnetized the iron in platelets then put a focused induction coil over a vessel that's jammed with plaque or fat? Would the seismic platelets break up the fat? Would they stir up some action in a clogged kidney or liver? Seems like it would be worth trying. Alternatively, what if you replaced the iron with something heavier, then did some exercise? Would the increased inertia act seismically on clogs? Plagiarism is NOT the worst thing. It can be a very good thing if it carries a good idea or good writing to people who wouldn't have read it otherwise. EVIL is the worst thing, and too many "scientific" fields are packed with genuine and fully intentional EVIL.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.