Image: Don’t feed the trolls, © Sam Fentress CC BY-SA 3.0; plus integration by parts.
I’m usually pleased when people read my blog posts and ask questions about them. Usually – but not when they’re trolls.
I ran into a very-likely-troll a couple of weeks ago. I’d written a post I called Charles Darwin’s Other Mistake, about Darwin’s disdain for the use of authorities with Latin names. It’s more interesting than it sounds – really – and it was picked up by Real Clear Science and (partly as a result) attracted quite a bit of readership. And one reader left a question that had a distinctly suspicious odour to it. Continue reading