Does not meet professional standards – or didn’t used to, anyway.

“So let’s be kind and say that the New England Historic Genealogical Society and Christopher Child made a ghastly professional error against all the training and traditions of a rather rigorous field. It may be unfortunate, but it happens. It will be up to its Board to address the consequences.”

Scot Johnson is quoting Thomas Libscomb in the matter of procedure and process abused. While climatology has been the field taking the most hits with this sort of egregious malpractice, the phenomena is not limited to that field or to science in general. In this example, it is genealogy that is taking the hit by distinguished members of the field using suspicious data that does not meet professional standards.

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