Yesterday during the blogathon, I posted a quote from Dr. Herb Silverman.
You can see the original post here.
After googling the quote, I found that the exact quote was published without citation at a blog called Miner for a Lode of Iridium. Said blog is authored by Allan Fraser, who posts science articles and freethought ideas.
Fraser also has an online minerals site called, ONLINEMINERALS.COM.
Allan Frasier had a choice. He could edit his post to include quotes and properly attribute something he stole for himself or he could wuss out and remove the entire post. I wouldn’t have cared if he changed it, and deleted my comment. That would have been shitty, too, but at least he paid attention to the “rules” of international writing etiquette.
What a gigantically shitty thing to do.
Frasier took the douchebag route, deleted his post, which completely undermines the legitimacy of his efforts to be a reasoned and respectable blogger.
As freethinkers, we are about full disclosure. If you call me out, I’ll own up.
I wonder if the shots on his OnlineMinerals site are legitimate as well?
That’s what I expect from everyone. Believers, too.