Which, I mean, that method is a time-honored traditional way to START (not finish) papers and weed out what ideas are right and what ideas are wrong and things, but seldom have I seen it done so badly. The point of the method is to refine your argument and whittle it down to what can actually be supported by evidence, etc, but the really really important part of the method is the willingness to learn and change your conclusion according to the findings. Not just to fudge numbers in order to support your untested, faulty, original argument (which they pretty much seemed set on doing), oh maaaaan that is just bad writing skillz on top of bad science. Aaand it seems they did zero background reading on the subject (hint dudes, THERE'S A LOT). And then there's the whole outsiders-peering-into-this-strange-new-c
fleurdeliser's PDF of the post. (The original has since been deleted, surprise surprise.)
In other news, it is now tiems to be workings ons my time-traveling!Lyn-Z/Gerard fic. Woohoo! Get them knuckles cracking, woooooooooo.