What should be learned from the Overcoming Bias fiasco?

#1. That mistake could happen to any blogger (including moi), as we are all keen to re-publish and link to other people&#8217-s writings without checking and researching the foundations of their rationale.

#2. James Surowiecki taught a lesson in journalism to Robin Hanson.

#3. Robin Hanson should have published James Surowiecki&#8217-s letters to the editor as a new blog post &#8212-in addition to posting addenda to the original, flawed, misleading blog post.

#4. James Surowiecki has confirmed that he has the capacity and the legitimity to lead the field of prediction markets. [Of course, Robin Hanson is capable of mutant abstractions (MSR) whereas James Surowiecki is not.]

That is all, folks. Read the previous blog posts by Chris. F. Masse: