The fellow has some interesting ideas, and claims experience in a couple of related disciplines for analysis of evidence, but his writing style really lacks clarity. He could be a philosopher, mathematician, or a post-modern academic given his style. Regardless, I think there is meat there, but awfully hard to get it off the bone.
Of course, my thoughts are subject to confirmation bias, since he defends the value of anecdotal evidence, disputes the common interpretation of Occam’s Razor, and takes the organized skeptics to task for the poverty of their understanding of how to interpret the world. This is a program I am much in sympathy with.
It is too bad that he does not show the gift of writing clear prose.
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